Cylinder blast in rickshaw injures five

ISLAMABAD: At least five people including three women and kids received severe wounds when a cylinder in a rickshaw exploded in a Gujranwala neighbourhood early Saturday morning.

According to a report, the rickshaw caught fire after the explosion and as a result, the passengers received burn injuries.

The police believed the explosion had “something to do” with the vehicle’s CNG cylinder.

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The victims were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical assistance while an operation has also been started.

Motorcycles parked near the scene were damaged in the fire and the rickshaw was completely destroyed, a police spokesman informed.

Police have registered a case and further probe was underway, he added.

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