KP & FATA

11 injured in Peshawar CNG blast

A total of 11 people were injured in a gas explosion at a fuel station on Charsadda Road on Saturday.
According to police and rescue officials, a Suzuki pick-up carrying a total of 11 people was getting CNG filled at the fuel station when it exploded.
Officials said seven of the injured were administered first aid at the site by Rescue 1122 officials whereas four were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital for further treatment.
Sources said the Suzuki was carrying a locally-welded CNG cylinder which failed to withstand the gas pressure during filling and thus leaked, causing an explosion.
Police officials said they are inspecting the vehicle.
CNG blasts are common in the country due to the large use of cheap, faulty cylinders and low checks by the relevant transport authorities.