15 Aug '11, 1am

11 hurt as gas blast triggers fire in Little India eatery (via ST iPhone App)

11 hurt as gas blast triggers fire in Little India eatery (via ST iPhone App)

This screen capture from a video clip shot by a bystander shows the flames shooting out into the back alley outside Aliyah's Restaurant in Lembu Road after a gas cylinder exploded. Firefighters managed to put out the fire in 10 minutes. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF ST READER MD HAYDAR AZI By Tham Yuen-C A leaking gas cylinder in a Little India restaurant caused an explosion and a fire at 5.40pm yesterday, leaving 11 people injured. Shortly before the incident, a worker in Aliyah's Restaurant in Lembu Road discovered a leak in a gas cylinder stored in a cabinet just outside the kitchen, and was trying to seal the leak, said restaurant patron MD Haydar Azi, 28. The Bangladeshi, who was then having a snack at the restaurant's outdoor seating area along the back alley just metres away, said people in the restaurant were told about the leak and advised against smoking or lighting matc...

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