MULTAN - At least three real sisters sustained severe burns when a gas cylinder exploded in their house located in walled city area on Friday.

Rescue 1122 sources said that the blast took place at the house of one Ghulam Qadir, spreading panic in the area. The rumour of a bomb blast spread like jungle fire in the city but proved false when the cylinder blast was reported.

The injured were identified as Nazneen, 11, Atqa, 16, and Dilawaiz, 17. They were rushed to Nishtar Hospital where the condition of one of them is stated to be precarious.

Delhi Gate police said that the investigations were underway to determine the cause of incident.