Fire in passenger van in Kohat kills six, injures six


KOHAT: At least six passengers lost their lives, while six others got injured here on Tuesday as the van they were commuting on caught fire near Khawasi Banda on its way to Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan), the police told local news sources.

The fire was caused due to a gas leak in the vans cylinder. Soon after, the van rammed into an oncoming truck, the police further added.

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

In another incident, a passenger van fell into a ravine in Azad Kashmir’s Mirpur city on Sunday killing at least nine people and wounding six. The victims included women and children. All of the victims were taken to District Headquarter Hospital (DHH).