Driver, minor injured as van catches fire in Karachi's Korangi area

According to SSP Korangi Ali Raza, van caught fire due to short circuit


Sajid Rauf January 25, 2019
PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: A school van caught fire in Karachi's Korangi area resulting in a girl and the van driver being injured.

According to Korangi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ali Raza, the van caught fire due to a short circuit. "No lives were lost in the incident but the van driver and a schoolgirl suffered minor burns," he said.

The SSP informed The Express Tribune, that the van ran on petrol and did not have a gas cylinder installed. Residents and police officials rushed to the site to extinguish the fire. The children riding in the van were safe and were sent home.

Quick-thinking residents rescue 15 children from burning van in Karachi

In a similar incident in Karachi on January 5, a school van caught fire due to a short circuit. The children survived but many suffered mild burn injuries and five were more critically injured.

They were immediately taken to the hospital and discharged after treatment

A case was filed against the driver of the school van

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