LAHORE: At least seven people were killed Monday when a passenger vehicle caught fire near Manga Mandi enroute to Lahore from Sahiwal, DawnNews reported.
Four of the deceased were members of the same family – a couple and their two children. Three other passengers also died during the blast.
The passenger vehicle reportedly had two CNG cylinders and one LPG cylinder fitted.
The driver attempted to switch to the LPG cylinder when, a passenger lit a cigarette at the same time, setting off the blast. The vehicle subsequently caught fire.
At least nine people were reported to be injured, who were shifted to a nearby hospital.