Tragedy: Woman killed, two injured in gas blast

A plumber asked to turn on the heater for inspection, when suddenly an explosion took place due to gas leakage


Express December 29, 2011

HARIPUR: A woman was killed and two others were injured in a gas explosion in Talokar village on Wednesday. According to the police and eyewitnesses, Shakeel, a plumber, was trying to restore gas supply at former union councilor Mehboob Sultan’s house. He asked Sultan’s Ajaib Bibi wife to turn on the heater for inspection, when suddenly an explosion took place due to gas leakage, injuring Bibi, her son Mehmood and Shakeel seriously. They were taken to the hospital, where Ajaib was pronounced dead. Shakeel was later shifted to Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2011.

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