Jhelum Tragedy: Passenger Bus Catches Fire

Jhelum Tragedy: Passenger Bus Catches Fire, Leaving 8 Dead, 4 Injured

A horrific accident occurred in Jhelum where a passenger van caught fire while traveling from Lahore to Rawalpindi. At least eight people were killed and four suffered burn injuries in the accident that took place near Al-Qadir University in Jhelum on Sunday.

A total number of sixteen people were traveling in the van, four of whom jumped from the van to escape without suffering burn injuries.

 

According to the reports, a short circuit in the van led to the fire, as opposed to the usual blast in the gas cylinder these vans carry to save fuel.

Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhry condoled with the families of those said the local administration was fully assisting the victims.

is a city on the right bank of the Jhelum River, in the district of the same name in the north of Punjab province, Pakistan. Jhelum is known for providing a large number of soldiers to the British Army before independence, and later to the Pakistan armed forces – due to which it is also known as City of Soldiers or Land of Martyrs and Warriors.

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