ISLAMABAD: Nine members of a family were injured in a cylinder blast in Pakistan Town, in the jurisdiction of Pakistan Town. Nine members of the family, mostly children, were injured in the blast. The victims were identified as one-month-old Allah Rakhi, Aimen, Bilal, Muhammad Javed, Naveed, Zonari Bibi, and 11-year-old Maria. They were admitted to burns unit of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). At least three were said to be critical. Police said the cylinder was of low quality. They said action would be taken against the manufacturer.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 21st, 2015.
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