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Four labourers killed in Pakistan


Peshawar : At least four labourers were today killed and two others sustained severe injuries due to an explosion caused by gas leakage in Pakistan’s northwest.

The leakage occurred in Mardan District of Khyber Pakthunkhwa as a result of which fire erupted in the room and killed four labourers and injured two others, police said.

The dead were identified as Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Shehbaz, Faisal and Nauman.

They were employed as labourers in an under-construction factory near Colonel Sher Khan Interchange and were living in a rented house, police said.

The injured persons Waqas and Akhtar have been shifted to a hospital in Peshawar for medical assistance.

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