At least eighty nine people were killed when a cooking gas cylinder blew up in a crowded restaurant in central India on Saturday. The explosion triggered a second blast of mine detonators that were stored illegally nearby.
As people sat down to eat their breakfast in the town of Petlawad, massive explosions tore through the restaurant. Local media reported that most of those killed in the blasts were poor laborers.
Police said that a local contractor had been given a license to purchase detonators for his business of well digging, but stored the detonators illegally in a room adjacent to the restaurant.
Emergency rescue workers took out eighty nine bodies from underneath the rubble and an estimated one hundred people were injured from the blasts.
Police say that the accident is one of the deadliest to hit India in recent years.