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Six dead, five injured after van catches fire in Karachi

Six dead, five injured after van catches fire in Karachi”

In Karachi, six persons were killed and four injured when fire broke out in a van near Karachi Zoological Garden on Sunday morning.

According to police and rescue officials, the incident occurred near Karachi Zoo when the ill-fated vehicle caught fire due to CNG leakage, leaving six people dead and four others with life-threatening injuries.

Passersby tried to douse the flames themselves and rescue the trapped passengers.

However, police claimed the two cylinders fitted in the van are in "fine condition" and short-circuit probably the reason behind the inferno.

Dawn quoted the injured family members as saying that there were 11 passengers in the van and they were on the way to a picnic.

The driver suspiciously fled the, according to police officials.

However, an FIR of the incident is yet to be registered.

Two passengers, who made out alive, were able to speak to Geo.tv.

"Right after we figured out the van was on fire, my chachoo (uncle) told me to open the door".

Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal has sought a report from AIG Karachi in this regard.



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