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Cylinder Blast Kills 6 Members of Picnic-Bound Family

Karachi (August 13, 2017): Six members of same family, including two children and a woman were burnt to death  after a van carrying picnickers caught fire early this morning near ‘Garden’ area of Karachi.  

The ill-fated family belonged to Lasbela and was carrying them family for picnic. Four other people were also seriously injured in the incident. The deceased were identified as Muhammad Ali, his wife, Saleem and his two children.

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Garden SHO Ghulam Nabi Afridi had earlier said that the fire that ignited the battery due to leakage of cylinder Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). However, it was reported that the fire that erupted in the battery of the vehicle later engulfed the entire vehicle into flames.


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Rescue officials shifted the bodies and the injured to Civil Hospital. However, Fire Brigade extinguished the fire. There were 11 persons in the van including the driver, rescue sources said.

The owner of the van Farhan and driver Fahad are on the run.

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