Mother, daughter injured in LPG cylinder blast die

A woman and  daughter who had sustained burns in a LPG gas cylinder blast in their house succumbed to their injuries at SKIMS hospital here on Sunday.

The deceased have been identified as Parveena Akhtar, 35 and Shaista Bano, 14, of Lagama Uri.

Seven members of the family were injured in the cylinder explosion on May 27. The incident happened when the family was preparing meals.

The injured were rushed to SDH Uri. Akhtar and Bano were later shifted to SKIMS hospital for specialised treatment.

However, after battling for life for five days the duo succumbed on Sunday.

A pall of gloom descended on Lagama after the news of their death spread in the area. Thousands of people from Lagama and its adjacent villages participated in the funeral of the deceased.