6 people burnt to death as van catches fire in Karachi

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

Six of a family were burnt alive and four others suffered burns on Sunday when a van caught fire due to cylinder explosion in Karachi's Garden area.

Dawn quoted the injured family members as saying that there were 11 passengers in the van and they were on the way to a picnic.

The CNG cylinder fitted in the van exploded turning the vehicle into a fireball.

The dead and injured were shifted to Civil Hospital, the Edhi Ambulance Service official added. They later doused the fire. The deceased included Muhammad Ali, his wife and their two children who were residents of the city's Lasbela neighbourhood. Two volunteer relief workers and two van passengers, 17-year-old Maryam and eight-year-old Shehroze, were among those injured.

The volunteers have been discharged from the hospital after medical aid whereas the other two are still under treatment.

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