PESHAWAR: At least five people were injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a home in Peshawar in the early hours of Tuesday.
According to Rescue 1122 and police, the explosion took place in a flat at the Afghan Colony road vicinity of Peshawar. As a result, five persons including children sustained burn injuries.
The explosion occurred due to the out of order gas cylinder which exploded during the filling and was so severe that it shattered windowpanes of nearby buildings and spread panic in the area.
Police further stated the intensity of the blast shattered windows of the house. Nearby windows of other houses were also damaged due to the explosion. The rescue teams reached the spot after being informed and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital.