Pakistan passenger van catches fire; six killed, 24 injured in Multan
At least six people, including four women, were killed and 24 others injured today, after a passenger van caught fire in Pakistan's Multan city in Punjab province
Lahore: At least six people, including four women, were killed and 24 others injured today, after a passenger van caught fire in Pakistan's Multan city in Punjab province, police said.
The accident occurred near the Head Muhammad Wala area of the Multan city.
The van was on its way to Multan from Sarwar Shaheed Chowk.
Rescue workers rushed to the scene and shifted the bodies and the injured to nearby hospital.
According to police, the incident was caused by a short circuit in the vehicle.
They also said that all passengers in the van belonged to the same family.
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