Transformer Blast Kills 11 In Jaipur


Jaipur: Eleven persons have been killed and 22 injured when a transformer exploded near a marriage function in Khatloi village in Shahpura near Jaipur on Tuesday. Soon thereafter, the electricity was restored which led to the further explosion. One witness said a high voltage cable fell too. There was no cut out to switch off the power.

Kali Charan Saraf, the health minister said, condition of eleven was critical. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje cancelled her scheduled visit to Delhi and rushed to the SMS Hospital where all the injured were rushed to.

She has announced a high-level inquiry and Rs ten lakh compensation for next of kin of each deceased. Police had a tough time controlling an angry mob that gathered at the scene of the accident. Officials of electricity department said they were investigating what all led to the tragedy of such a proportion.