Six killed, 24 injured as passenger van catches fire in Multan

Published: July 2, 2017
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The mishap occurred near the Head Muhammad Wala area of the city. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The mishap occurred near the Head Muhammad Wala area of the city. PHOTO: EXPRESS

At least six people including four women were killed and 24 others injured as a passenger van caught fire in Multan on Sunday.

The mishap occurred near the Head Muhammad Wala area of the city. The van was on its way to Multan from Sarwar Shaheed Chowk.

Rescue workers rushed to the scene and shifted the bodies and the injured to Nishtar hospital.

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The injured, which include 10 women and seven children, have been admitted to a nearby hospital.

According to police, the incident was caused by a short circuit in the vehicle. They also said that all passengers in the van belonged to the same family.

The mishap comes a few days after an overturned oil tanker exploded on the outskirts of Bahawalpur, killing more than 140 people and injuring scores more.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Jawad
    Jul 2, 2017 - 5:45PM

    It’s about time Pakistan gov’t take some serious action against drivers driving big trucks and passenger transportation. This is getting sick by the day. Recommend

  • Imran Rasheed
    Jul 3, 2017 - 5:30PM

    Action to taken
    By motorway police and Civil Defence depart for taking action
    To install at least fire extinguishers in public vehicles, large passenger buses should bound to install these on urgent basis.

    Many lives could be saved, if there would be a fire extinguisher in the vehicle. Drivers also be trained to react wisely in these types of conditions.Recommend

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