Three people injured, 8 shops destroyed in gas cylinder blast

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FAISALABAD: Three people received burn injuries while eight shops were destroyed by fire in a gas cylinder blast here on Sunday.

According to details, the fire erupted in an ice bar after a gas cylinder blast at Ghanta Ghar Chowk, Faisalabad.

Despite receiving timely information, the rescue teams reached the spot after a long delay. As a result, the fire also spread to the surrounding shops and caused losses to shopkeepers.

People present inside the shops jumped from the second floor to save their lives. Three people were injured and eight shops were gutted before the flames could be extinguished.

Later, Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali visited the scene and assured the victims that they would be compensated for their losses.