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Van cylinder blast leaves nine dead in Gujranwala

The van was carrying passengers travelling from Rawalpindi to Gujranwala.

GUJRANWALA: At least nine passengers were killed and seven others injured when a gas cylinder explosion occurred inside a van in Gujranwala, a police spokesperson said on Sunday.

According to details, the injured people were shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for medical treatment. The van was carrying passengers travelling from Rawalpindi to Gujranwala.

Initial reports suggest that the vehicle was hit by a mini truck, and the cylinder at the back of the van resultantly exploded. The DHQ Hospital medical superintendent confirmed receiving seven people for treatment.

The medical superintendent has informed that the injured are in a critical state and are being referred to Lahore for treatment.

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