At least 80 people were killed, and more than 80 others injured, when a cooking gas cylinder exploded at a crowded restaurant in Petlawad, central India, on Saturday.
Police told the Associated Press the cooking gas cylinder explosion triggered a much larger blast when it ignited mine detonators which had been illegally stored nearby.
"The restaurant was in a tightly packed locality and a lot of people were here having breakfast, that is why the casualties are so high," police superintendent for Jhabua, Seema Alava, told Agence France-Presse.
A second explosion at the restaurant, that was situated near an area that stores gelatin sticks used at construction sites led to "more casualties" according to Madhya Pradesh's Inspector B.L. Gaur.