Five killed, eight injured in van cylinder blast in Kashmore


Kashmore, May 14 (TNS): Five persons including two children and three women were killed and eight others injured when a passenger van caught fire due to explosion of cylinder on National Highway near Kashmore toll plaza this morning.

According to district police, the Van was going from Kandhakot to Kashmore.

The deceased and injured have been shifted to the taluka hospital Kashmore and Raheem Yar Khan.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in an explosion of gas cylinder in passenger van on Indus Highway near Kashmore this morning.

He also extended his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured in the incident.