Jhabua blast: 89 dead, more than 100 injured
Jhabua : At least 89 people lost their lives and more than 100 people were left injured in the deadly cylinder explosion in Jhabua district.
The blast happened in the morning at around 8:30 AM
Two buildings were completely destroyed, one of which had detonators used for digging wells.
"Eighty-nine people have been killed in the explosion," block medical officer Urmila Choyal told PTI.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured
Among victims large number was of labourers who were sitting inside and having their meals.
A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was dispatched to help in the salvage operations.