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Woman dies in cylinder explosion

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BANIYANI: JAN. 6 – A woman died and the other 12 were injured while dousing an inferno that engulfed a house at Mechinagar Municipality-7, Peepal Chowk in Jhapa on Wednesday.

Sharada Rajbanshi, 45, of Mechinagar-8 died after a cylinder gad exploded while extinguishing a fire, shared spokesperson of District Police Office, DSP Basanta Pathak. The fire had ravaged the house of Keshab Pathak of Mechinagar-7.

Critically injured Sharada died on the way to Dhulabari for treatment. Other 12 local people were injured while working together to bring down the fire.

The fire was taken under control with the help of the fire engine of the municipality, police and locals at 10.20 pm yesterday.