At present the Chembur police have registered a case of accident. Among 11 victims, three belonged to same family in which the male member died while his wife and mother are serious.
The burn injured victims has been rushed to the Sion Hospital and given medical assistance. "According to the people from the locality the incident occurred due to gas leakage from one of the mezzanine houses situated in a chawl in Chembur. It seems someone tried to light the gas stove when the incident occurred," said deputy commissioner of police (Zone Vl) Sangramsinh Nishandar.
At around 7.30am, people from the locality started checking their and theirs neighbours house after gas leak emanated in the locality. Before could react the explosion occurred. Fire brigade and the police reach the spot on receiving alert at their control rooms. The situation is brought under control in an hour.
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