CHENNAI: Your kitchen may be the least safe place in your home. The number of deaths caused by cooking gas cylinder and stove bursts in the state last year has been pegged as the second highest in the country, after Gujarat. The latest statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) show that 586 people died in Tamil Nadu because of explosion of cooking gas cylinders. Gujarat registered 735 such deaths.
Tamil Nadu tops the southern states in the category, far above Andhra Pradesh (426), Karnataka (386) and Kerala (52). This means more than 10 people in Tamil Nadu die every week because of gas cylinder explosions. On the whole, there have been 632 such accidents last year. In Chennai, 91 people died in 96 gas cylinder accidents. Read more
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