Six die as passenger van catches fire in Kohat

09:43 AM | 5 Jun, 2018
Six die as passenger van catches fire in Kohat
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KOHAT - At least six people were killed after fire erupted in a passenger van near Khawasa Bandai, an area in Kohat, on Tuesday.

The incident happened due to gas leakage in the van, which was en route to Dera Ismail Khan, on the Indus Highway.

Five other passengers sustained burn injuries and have been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment by the rescue officials.

Traffic on the Indus Highway was suspended soon after the incident, the police said.

On Monday, as many as seven people were killed and four others were left injured in roadside accident near Attock motorway interchange. A truck rammed into a passenger van following which the van caught fire.