SHEIKHUPURA: At least six persons including five women teachers and one student were burnt to death as the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel cylinder installed inside a school van exploded on Sargodha road in Sacha Sodha area here on Wednesday.
The ill-fated van was traveling to Farooqabad from Bahar village when the gas cylinder went off near Sacha Soda area.
The deceased women were returning homes from the school. Five women were burned to death while three others were pulled alive.
The driver of the van also managed to come out of the van by breaking its front mirror.
Rescue teams initially shifted the injured to District Hospital before they were transferred to Lahore.
One of the injured women is reportedly in critical condition.