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13 dead, several injured in Sheikhupura LPG blast

SHEIKHUPURA As many as 13 were reported dead and several injured when an LPG tanker collided with a car and two Qingqi rickshaws, ARY News reported.

According to details provided by rescue in-charge Dr. Azam, among the thirteen dead, seven were children. As many as ten people had died and several were deemed injured, as rescue teams were busy carrying out relief operations.

A Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker collided with a car and two Qingqi rickshaws owing to the fog, which caused an explosion. The LPG tanker exploded, causing a fire that engulfed nearby shops and vehicles.

Among the dead were also students whose names are Waleed, Hamza Ammad. Names of the injured are Shazia Farooq and Amjad Ali The injured and deceased have been shifted to Nankana Sahab and other hospitals.

Heavy fog that descends upon central and northern Pakistan in winter is a leading cause of road accidents.

Pakistan also has an appalling record of fatal traffic accidents due to poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.

More than 4,600 people were killed in road traffic accidents in 2013, the last year the government released official data.

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