Four children and five others have succumbed to severe burn injuries they had suffered in an explosion that was triggered by leakage of gas from an LPG cylinder in a room on the outskirts of Gujarat's Ahmedabad city.
While eight victims, who were working as labourers and their family members - died in the last couple of days during treatment, another one succumbed on Saturday. All of them were from Madhya Pradesh, he said.
"Leakage of gas from an LPG cylinder had triggered explosion and fire, in which 10 persons, including children and women, had suffered severe burn injuries. The incident has claimed the lives of nine of them so far. They were undergoing treatment at the civil hospital," inspector P R Jadeja of Aslali police station said.
All of the injured were rushed to the hospital immediately. Meanwhile, those who have lost their lives in the incident, their bodies were being sent to their native village in Madhya Pradesh.