A fire broke out on a train in Pakistan when a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, killing at least 13 people.
At least 13 people are dead in a fire on a train in Pakistan on Thursday morning. As per reports, a cooking-gas cylinder explosion on the Tezgam Express led to the fire, which engulfed three bogies, at Liaquatpur in Rahim Yar Khan in the south of Punjab province.
The explosion happened when some of the passengers were cooking breakfast on the train, said Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed. The train was travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi.
More than a dozen are injured.
*Update - Fire in TezGam Train*
To assist civil administration, Army troops including Doctors and paramedics moved to incident site for rescue and
relief operation. Army aviation helicopter flown from Multan to incident site to evacuate critical injured. pic.twitter.com/fJNIxZDY5t