LAHORE: Seven people including a woman were injured when an electricity transformer exploded in Badami Bagh on Sunday morning.

The seven people were on their way to work when the transformer exploded and its oil fell on them. A Rescue 1122 team shifted the injured to hospital where five of them were said to be stable while two others were treated for 40pc burns.

In another incident, a gas shop owner was injured when a cylinder exploded. Zaheer, 35, was refilling the cylinder when it exploded and resulted in roof collapse. The shop owner was trapped under the debris and suffered critical injuries.

Rescuers pulled out the injured and shifted him to hospital.

SUICIDE: A 27-year-old labourer committed suicide in New Anarkali.

Police said Hanif of Kot Radha Kishan who worked in mess of a medical college in Anarkali committed suicide. The reason behind the step could not be ascertained, they said.

Edhi ambulances shifted the body to morgue and police started investigation.

Published in Dawn, July 29th, 2019