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Aged couple die in gas cylinder explosion

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

An elderly couple died Tuesday after a cooking exploded in their house near Pollachi, about 40 KM from here, police said.

A spark from a burning heap of dry leaves outside the house is said to have triggered the explosion, they said.

The deceased have been identified as Shanmugavadivel, a retired teacher, and his wife Krishnaveni, police added.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 20:30 IST