Altaf expresses grief over Nooriabad van blast


Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain while expressing grief over the Nooriabad bus accident urged people to remove gas cylinders from vehicles.

MQM chief expressed deep sorrow over the gas kit explosion accident that killed 12 people on Sunday.

Hussain urged people of Pakistan to remove gas cylinders from the vehicles that they own and switch them to safer fuels like petrol and diesel.

He was of the view that such accidents are increasing in number due to the decreasing quality of CNG kits and faulty fitting systems. Hussain also asked the people of Pakistan to refrain from boarding and travelling through vehicles fitted with CNG cylinders.

The MQM chief demanded that the government of Pakistan ban vehicles with substandard gas kits on roads to save precious lives.

Twelve people were killed and several others were injured when a passenger bus caught fire on the Karachi- Hyderabad highway.

Eyewitnesses claimed that the passenger van en route from Karachi to Hyderabad turned upside down on Karachi-Hyderabad highway near Nooriabad and immediately caught fire.

Initial reports suggested that the reason behind the fire was a blast in a passenger van’s CNG cylinder.

Four charred bodies were recovered from the metal wreckage initially, while the death toll rose to 12 in a few hours.

Dead bodies of victims were brought to Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital while injured were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.