RAWALPINDI: A father and his three children were killed here in a gas cylinder blast at People’s Colony area on Sunday.
According to Police and Rescue 1122, an explosion rocked a house in St no. 62, People’s Colony area near Tench Bhatta due to which three children, two sons namely Waqar 19 year old, Mohsin 18y and a daughter identified as Hina 4y and their father, Ashfaq 45y, were killed while four others including wife of Ashfaq were severely injured in the incident.
Rescue teams reached at the scene and shifted the injured to Holy Family Hospital for treatment whereas the bodies of the children were shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for post-mortem.
The father succumbed to his injuries in the hospital whereas the condition of the mother is said to be critical.
The law enforcement agencies have launched an investigation of the explosion.