Jhelum Tragedy: Passenger Bus Catches Fire, Leaving 8 Dead, 4 Injured
A horrific accident occurred in Jhelum where a passenger van caught fire while traveling from Lahore to Rawalpindi. At least eight people were killed and four suffered burn injuries in the accident that took place near Al-Qadir University in Jhelum on Sunday.
Eight dead as passenger van catches fire in Jhelum pic.twitter.com/aLQOB4xpzd
— World News (@itsWorldNewss) May 6, 2019
A total number of sixteen people were traveling in the van, four of whom jumped from the van to escape without suffering burn injuries.
According to the reports, a short circuit in the van led to the fire, as opposed to the usual blast in the gas cylinder these vans carry to save fuel.
— Dunya News (@DunyaNews) May 6, 2019
Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhry condoled with the families of those said the local administration was fully assisting the victims.
جہلم میں سوھاوہ کے پاس ٹریفک حادثے میں آٹھ افراد جان سے گئے، انتظامیہ بھرپور مدد کر رہی ہے لیکن جانوں کا نعم البدل کیا ہو سکتا ہے۔۔ خدا غریق رحمت کرے ۔۔۔ ہماری ہمدردیاں متاثرہ خاندانوں کے ساتھ ہیں
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 5, 2019
is a city on the right bank of the Jhelum River, in the district of the same name in the north of Punjab province, Pakistan. Jhelum is known for providing a large number of soldiers to the British Army before independence, and later to the Pakistan armed forces – due to which it is also known as City of Soldiers or Land of Martyrs and Warriors.