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Nine Inmates Injured in Gas Cylinder Explosion at Kupwara District Jail

Nine inmates were injured following a gas cylinder explosion inside the district jail in Kupwara on Wednesday, according to official reports from the wattan daily (WD) .

The incident occurred when a gas cylinder began leaking, which led to an explosion, resulting in injuries to nine inmates. The authorities promptly responded to the emergency.

The injured inmates have been identified as Syed Tawseef Gilani from Tangdhar, Shahjahan Shah from Dangarpora Sopore, Jameel Ahmad from Tangdhar, Ashiq Hussain Teli from Bandipora, Khursheed Ahmad Bhat from Amargarh Sopore, Ghulam Rasool War from Gonipora Kupwara, Javid Ahmad Bhat from Barsoo Ganderbal, Hilal Ahmad Malik from Sopore, and Javid Ahmad Malla from Arin Bandipora.

Following the explosion, the injured inmates were immediately transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Out of the nine, four inmates who sustained relatively serious injuries were subsequently referred to a hospital in Srinagar for further care.

The incident has raised concerns about the safety measures in place within the jail facilities. The jail authorities are currently assessing the entire situation to determine the cause of the gas leak and to prevent such incidents in the future.

The explosion has also prompted an investigation to evaluate the existing protocols and safety standards at the district jail. Authorities aim to identify any lapses that may have contributed to this accident.

Family members and relatives of the injured inmates have expressed their anxiety and are seeking more information about the condition of their loved ones. The administration has assured that all necessary measures are being taken to ensure the well-being of the affected inmates.

This incident highlights the need for stringent safety measures in correctional facilities to prevent such accidents and to protect the lives of inmates and staff. More details are awaited as the investigation continues.

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