4 people died when an LPG cylinder in a motor boat exploded in the middle of river Ganga in Patna’s Maner area. More than 20 people were injured.
The explosion was caused by an LPG cylinder leaking from a motor boat while a sailor was cooking.
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As the motor boat did not sink in the river, other sailors brought it to the banks of the river Ganges. The injured were admitted to Maner local hospital.
These motor boats are generally used for transporting sand. Most of the boats are operated by sand smuggling gangs.