HAFIZABAD - Three persons including two minor boys were killed in two different incidents here Tuesday.

According to police, one Tariq, a fireworks maker of Kaleke Mandi, was illegally preparing crackers at his house when it was exploded. Resultantly, 10-year-old Umair died on the spot, while 9-year-old Faraz sustained fatal burns was shifted to a Lahore hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The Kaleke Police have registered a case against Tariq and two others for unlawfully preparing explosives. Tariq has been arrested while two others escaped.

Meanwhile in village Jhotianwala, a landlord, Haq Nawaz, was shot dead by his real brother Naveed over a property dispute. The police have registered a case and are investigating.