As many as nine pilgrims were burnt to death while 19 others were injured as a gas cylinder of their bus exploded at the national highway here in Khairpur on Wednesday.

According to the details, the incident occurred when the pilgrims were going to Punjab from Sehwan after paying respects to Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

The bus collided with a car and its gas cylinder exploded and the bus caught fire.

As result, nine persons were killed while 19 others were injured.

After the incident, rescue teams reached at the scene and shifted bodies and injured to hospital.

The investigations into the incident have been started.