One more injured succumbed to his wounds during treatment at the hospital.

GUJRANWALA (Dunya News) – Death toll in a cylinder blast in a passenger van in Gujranwala has climbed to 10 after one more injured succumbed to his wounds during treatment at the hospital, Dunya News reported on Sunday.

According to details, nine people were killed and seven others sustained burn injuries in a cylinder blast inside a passenger van in Gujranwala. The passenger van met with a tragic accident near Shah Kot area of Cantt police station in Gujranwala.

According to rescue sources, fire broke out in the passenger van after the cylinder explosion, killing nine passengers on the spot and seriously injuring seven others.

As soon as the accident was reported, rescue teams rushed to the spot and started rescue operation to the fire in the passenger van. Rescue teams rushed the injured to the hospital, where a seriously injured person died on late Sunday night.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed sorrow over the loss of precious human lives due to van fire in Gujranwala and demanded a report from Commissioner Gujranwala Division and RPO.

He ordered an inquiry into the incident and asked authorities to immediately conduct a comprehensive investigation and submit a report. Expressing heartfelt sympathy to the families of the deceased passengers, CM Usman Buzdar directed to provide best medical facilities to the injured.