SHEIKHUPURA/TOBA TEK SINGH: A woman was killed in gas cylinder explosion while two youth committed suicide over financial issues in Sheikhupura on Tuesday.

Due to gas cylinder explosion, the housewife was burnt to death while she was cooking food in her house located in village Mianali Dogran near Khanqah Dogran.

Sabiha Bibi, mother of three children, was preparing breakfast in her kitchen for the family. Suddenly, the gas cylinder exploded with a bang. As a result, the woman caught fire; she was taken to hospital where doctor pronounced her dead.

On the other side, two poverty-stricken people committed suicide in different parts of the district. In Murik, 30 years old Danish Masih ended his life after taking poisonous pills due to joblessness.

In second incident, 20 years old Faizan in Safdarabad had hanged with ceiling fan in his room. The motive behind the incident was stated to be financial problems.

STUDENTS INJURED: Nine children were injured when their school van overturned near Pirmahal. The van was bound for Pirmahal from Chak 669/10 GB carrying students to their schools. Near Pirmahal on Kamalia road, it turned over due to speeding. As a result, at least one dozen children were injured. They were rushed to THQ Hospital . They included two sisters, Sumera Siddiq and Humera Siddiq, Asia Ghaffar, Bushra Rauf, Shahzeb,Talat Abbas and Ayesha Younis. Later, two of the girls were referred to Toba DHQ Hospital due to their critical condition.