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2 injured on VG as gas cylinder explodes

- Liquid Petroleum Gas salesman reportedly sustained severe injury to one of his hands
Police have cordoned off the area on Virgin Gorda where two persons received injuries after an LPG cylinder exploded on July 9, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Two persons on Virgin Gorda were injured, including one man receiving severe injuries to one of his hands, after a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder exploded this afternoon, July 9, 2019.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the incident occurred sometime after 2:00pm in the Valley at an area referred to as ‘Gas Station’.

It has been reported that a LPG gas salesman, known to many as ‘Hawk’, was filling a LPG cylinder for a customer when the explosion occurred. One of his limbs was badly injured, according to reports reaching this news site.

The customer, a female, was also injured in the incident.

Police were promptly on the scene, as the explosion occurred at a location across from the Virgin Gorda Police Station.

More details to follow.

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