A mentally-challenged girl died in a gas cylinder blast in city outskirts on Tuesday evening, officials said.

They told GNS that the cylinder blasted happed due to leakage at Hyderia Colony, Khumeni Chowk in Bemina this evening, when one of the family members’ was cooking meals.

A mentally challenged girl suffered serious burn injuries in the incident and subsequently succumbed, they said. The family is said to be originally from Kargil.