ISLAMABAD: A man suffered serious burn injuries in a low-intensity blast on Saturday caused by gas leakage in his room. He died two hours later at a hospital. Rescue officials shifted critically injured Qamar Khan, 42 to Burn Centre of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences after a small blast was heard at a house in Golra. More than 90 per cent of Khan’s body was burnt, said hospital officials. His body was handed over to his family for burial after an exterior postmortem as no criminal investigations were required, said police. His family did not want police to investigate the case claiming that Khan died accidently. Khan, a native of Chakwal, was associated with real estate business and was staying at rented house in Golra. At lunchtime, the blast occurred the moment he lighted a matchstick in the room which was full of gas due to leakage. However, it was not clear what caused the gas to leak.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 10th, 2012.
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