SARGODHA/SHAH KOT (2 News) – At least eight persons including women and children were killed and several others including women and children injured in separate road mishaps on Thursday.
In the first incident, at least five persons of a family including women and children were killed when their pickup collided with a truck at Bheira Interchange.
The ill-fated family was travelling to Murree from Lahore.
In another incident, three people including women and children were killed and 15 others injured when a gas cylinder exploded inside a passenger van near Shahkot bus terminal near Faisalabad.
The passenger van was heading towards Faisalabad when it caught fire suddenly following a huge cylinder blast.
Rescue staff reached the spot and extinguished the fire, while the injured people were rushed to nearby hospital where they are being treated.