Coimbatore, Feb 12 (PTI) An elderly couple died Tuesday after a cooking gas cylinder 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.PTI NVM

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