MANDI BAHAUDDIN-Despite ban on decanting and refilling of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) here, the dangerous and illegal practice has been continued at the filling outlets for many years.

“Leakage during filling of cylinders’ might cause an explosion as LPG is highly inflammable,” District CNG Association President Nasrullah Warriach said. He further said not only domestic cylinders are being filled but also LPG is filled in vehicles. The illegal practice is going on unabated and the officials concerned are not taking action against the ban violators. He said the business had spread across the district probably with the convenience of the local administration. He said some filling points are in congested areas and a single blast can lead to series of explosions causing colossal damage to life and property.

He urged the local administration to close down all unauthorised filling points in the district and deal with those involved in the illegal and dangerous business.