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Seven injured in LPG tanker blast in East Pakistan

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 26, 2020
A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exploded in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, leaving at least seven people injured on Wednesday, local media reported.
LPG tanker blast
Lahore   A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exploded
According to the reports, the LPG tanker exploded and caught fire after a road mishap in Shahdara area of Lahore, the capital of eastern Punjab province.

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The huge fire engulfed a fuel station, several nearby shops and vehicles parked on the roadside.

Rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the injured, including a traffic policeman, to a hospital where a majority of them were reportedly in critical condition.

Firefighters succeeded in extinguishing the fire after an hour.

A police officer told media that the area escaped from a big loss due to less number of people on the road as the government had imposed lockdown to counter the spreading COVID-19 pandemic.