Eight people sustained burns on Sunday when a passenger van caught fire while being refilled at a CNG station in Layyah. Rescue 1122 officials said a gas leak caused the explosion.
The injured were taken to district headquarters hospital where two of them were reported to be critical, they said. The van had been on its way to Dera Ghazi Khan from Layyah.
In Bahawalpur, the body of a man was recovered on Sunday from Ahmadpur Branch Canal. Rescue 1122 officials said the deceased, Malik Hanif, 38, a resident of Melay Wali Gali, had drowned 20 hours before the body was found.
They said Hanif had gone swimming near Chak-10BC with his friends.
His body, they said, was found floating some 20km downstream. Hanif was a father to five children. He was buried at the Wanjeel graveyard, Melay Wali Gali.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2013.