Five injured in gas cylinder explosion in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: At least five members of a family were wounded when a gas cylinder exploded in their house in Kartarpura neighbourhood of Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
According to police, all the injured have been moved to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, gas supply remained suspended in Rawalpindi for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, forcing people to turn to alternate fuel sources to cook meals and keep themselves warm in the chilly weather.
A total of nine incidents of gas cylinder explosion have been reported within a period of eight days, resulting in the loss of two lives.
Earlier, on Jan 10, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry held the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) responsible for the current gas crisis and said the past government left the sector under the debt of Rs. 1.57 bn.
He expressed these views in an interview with ARY News anchorperson Arshad Sharif in program Power Play. The minister said the sector was profitable and performing well in 2013, when the PML-N government came into the power.


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