Four persons were killed and several others injured when an LPG cylinder exploded on a motor boat in the Sone river in Patna on Saturday, an official said. An incident of LPG cylinder leakage occurred in Maner area while the passengers in the boat were cooking food.
“Four persons died on the spot and several others were injured. The local police are investigating the case and trying to identify all the victims,” Patna District Magistrate Chandrasekhar Singh told PTI. “The motor boat was able to be brought to the bank as it did not sink after the explosion. The injured were admitted to a nearby government hospital. Their condition is said to be stable. It is illegal to carry LPG cylinders on a motor boat,” he added.
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