The Sukkur gas cylinder explosion’s death toll has risen to eight, with five severely injured individuals succumbing to their injuries at Gambat Hospital on Monday.
Initially, three people lost their lives in the blast that occurred on Saturday at an LPG shop in Sukkur. Eight people, including the shop owner and a child, were injured in the explosion.
The victims were transported to the hospital for medical care. Sadly, three of them, including seven-year-old Sheharyar, Jameel, and Naeem, passed away during treatment.
Due to the lack of a nearby burn centre, the injured were treated at the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) in a critical state. Among the severely injured, Kamran also lost his life at GIMS today.
The explosion happened at the LPG shop while gas was filling a vehicle.
In the aftermath of the tragic incident, the local administration has shut down all LPG shops. Officials have also confiscated over 30 gas cylinders from local establishments.