A minor flame turned into a major accident after an LPG cylinder exploded on Sunday. The incident took place at a bakery named Om Muruga Hot Chips, on Meenambal Road in Chennai, killing one fireman and injuring several bystanders. It came to light the bakery did not have a trade license and was sold to another person just about two weeks ago.

An officer said the shop keeper has to apply for the license between 15 to 60 days once they start their business. Further, he explained that this rule is followed because many shopkeepers get license for a tea shop and run a restaurant instead.

The corporation officials of Tondiarpet zone said that Om Muruga Hot Chips opened shop only two weeks ago and it was a too short a span of time for the owner to have applied for a trade license.

However, it is still not revealed whether the building had a planned approval from the municipal authorities.
The zonal officials assured the shop will have trade license if the vendor is planning to reopen the shop.

Around 38 bystanders were injured in the accident. A report stated that some people were standing there to take pictures, selfies and to record videos of the incident.

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