Eight persons were killed and several were left injured when a gas cylinder exploded at a Mumbai hotel today, civic authorities said.
The blast took place at Hotel City Kinara in Kurla West area, a BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) official told PTI.
The deceased include seven men and one woman, and the injured persons have been taken to a nearby civic hospital.
12 fire tenders have reached the spot to douse the blaze.
Further details are awaited.
(with inputs from PTI)