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Retired Army officer sustains burn injuries due to leakage in LPG cylinder


PTI new delhi
Updated: 16-01-2019 21:21 IST
Retired Army officer sustains burn injuries due to leakage in LPG cylinder

A 72-year-old retired Army officer sustained burn injuries Wednesday when a leakage in a gas cylinder caused fire at his house in northwest Delhi's Keshav Puram area, police said.

The injured has been identified as Y P Pokhriyal, they added.

Police were informed about the incident at around 12.49 pm following which they rushed to the spot.

On reaching the site, the victim, a retired Army colonel, was taken to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital where he is undergoing treatment, a senior police officer said.

Pokhriyal has sustained 11 per cent burn injuries, he added.

Investigations revealed that Pokhriyal was making food when a leakage in the gas cylinder caused fire at his house. He used to live alone in his flat, police said.


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