Wednesday, January 24, 2018
News

Karachi: Six members of a family burn to death

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Islamabad [Pakistan] | August 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
 
Six members of a family, including children, were burnt to death after the van in which they were travelling caught fire in Karachi's Garden area.

Rescue officials confirming the incident, said five persons were also wounded in the fire.

The injured were admitted to the Jinnah Hospital.

Passersby began dousing the flames themselves as the van caught fire and rescued the trapped passengers.

Initial reports suggested that short-circuit could be the reason for the fire.

However, police is yet to determine the exact nature of the fire as investigations are under way.

Dawn quoted the injured family members as saying that there were 11 passengers in the van and they were on the way to a picnic.

Police officials said that the driver of the van suspiciously fled the scene is nowhere to be found. (ANI)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Venezuelan assembly orders elections by ...
Israel's culture minister hails her coun...
Britain to set up unit to tackle 'fake n...
Venezuela presidential vote likely by en...
Kashmiris must speak in one voice for gl...
Egypt excludes ex-army chief of staff fr...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
AP CM meets Vice President of Saudi Aram...
Reservation for Extremely Backwards may ...
Bihar govt releases 2600 Crores to pay s...
Opposition parties meet gov to press MLA...
3 districts to implement Rashtriya Vayos...
Militants nabbed, arms, ammunitions sei...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as... 
Pamela Anderson leasing Malibu home... 
Apple to release HomePod speaker on... 
BJP using militants to gain power i... 
Tripura elections: Left Front annou... 
Kashmiris must speak in one voice f... 
Egypt excludes ex-army chief of sta... 
Car bomb explosions hit Libya's Ben...