KARACHI-Six members of a family, four of them children, received burn injuries in a fire that broke out after a gas-leak explosion in their house in Miran Naka area of Karachi’s Lyari on Thursday.

According to details, the explosion occurred due to accumulation of gas in the house in Miran Naka area followed by its leakage. The injured people include four children, a woman and a police officer – identified as Arif. The police officer was posted in Security Zone-I. Earlier in January, at least four members of a family sustained burn wounds in an explosion due to gas leakage in the SITE Area neighbourhood of Karachi.

According to police, the incident occurred within the remits of Mominabad police station, where a gas explosion blew off a house in the Metroville area, resulting in injuries to four people.

“The injured included a family comprising a man and a woman and two children,” they said adding the explosion caused damage to the parts of the house besides also resulting in the collapse of the boundary wall.