Two die as substandard gas cylinder of bus explodes

Karachi: At least two persons died and 19 others injured when a substandard gas cylinder of a passenger bus exploded here on Monday. Police and rescue source said the gas cylinder of a passenger bus parked at a filling station near Suhrab Goth exploded during the filling process. As a result two persons died and 18 others injured who were rushed to nearby hospitals. Police reached the scene and began investigation.  It may be noted that majority of public transport buses, minibuses and coaches use old and substandard gas cylinders putting the lives of commuters at risk but the corrupt police and administration do not take any action to remove these live ticking bombs from overcrowded public transport vehicles in Karachi.

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