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Six of a family burn to death in Karachi van 'cylinder fire'

13 August 2017, 01:52 | Glen Norman

Six dead five injured after van catches fire in Karachi

Six dead five injured after van catches fire in Karachi

At least six members of a family, two children among them, were burnt alive and four others sustained burn injuries when their vehicle caught fire in Garden area on Sunday morning, ARY News reported.

Passersby tried to douse the flames themselves and rescue the trapped passengers.

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

However, police claimed the two cylinders fitted in the van are in "fine condition" and short-circuit probably the reason behind the inferno.

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According to details, families of Garden area residents Saleem and Muhammad Ali were en route to Hawks Bay for picnic when a short circuit occurred at the back side of the vehicle near zoo. Later in the day, police detained the driver's brother and father in a bid to pressure him to return.

Rescue teams arrived at the scene and shifted four injured people to Civil Hospital after pulling them out from the van.

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While the victim's relatives have reached the scene, they were unable to comment on the matter due to shock and grief.



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