SHEIKHUPURA: Five female teachers and one student were killed after a CNG cylinder on a school van exploded in the Sacha Sauda area near Sheikhupura on Wednesday.
The CNG cylinder exploded as a result of a fire which had erupted after the fuel tank of the school van had exploded.
The teachers and the student received severe burns in the accident.
A Civil Society Front (CSF) report released in April had revealed that as many as 2,000 people were killed as a result of CNG cylinder explosions last year.
The report had said that the number of people killed in CNG cylinder explosions was four times greater than the number of people who died in US drone strikes in 2011.