KASHMORE: Gas cylinder explosion on a passenger van killed five people near Toll Plaza here on Tuesday.

Sources said that two children and two women were among the five killed. Eight passengers were also injured in the cylinder explosion.

Police said the injured have been shifted to a burns ward in Rahim Yar Khan due to unavailability of the same in Kashmore.

Earlier this year, eight children suffered burns as their school van caught fire near the metropolis Orangi Town area.

Fourteen children were en route to their school located in Nazimabad when the van caught fire near Qatar Hospital in Orangi Town.