LPG cylinder blast toll mounts to 10 in K'taka, several still critical

With five more people succumbing on Wednesday night, the death toll in the February 25 LPG cylinder blast incident in UKP camp near Doranahalli in this district has risen to 10, as per sources.

According to hospital authorities, several of the injured are still critical.

As many as 24 people had suffered serious injuries in the incident.

The five deceased have been identified as Veerabasappa (28), Bheemaraya (78), Kallappa Lakkashetty (50), Channaveera Myalagi (30) and Channappa (50).

While 18-month-old Mahantesh, three-year-old Adya, Ningamma (85) had lost the battle on last Friday, Gangamma (50), succumbed to her burn injuries on Saturday and Shwetha (6) on Monday.

The incident had taken place in a house during a 'seemantha'' (baby showe