Five killed, three injured in Kot Addu explosion.

At least five people were killed and three were injured in an explosion in a house in Daira Din Panah, in Punjab's Kot Addu - about 80 kilometres from Muzaffargarh - police said on Thursday.

According to the police, the house in which the explosion occurred was owned by a person who works at a junkyard.

'Even at the time of the explosion, waste materials and scrap were being sorted,' they confirmed, adding that police teams and related security agencies reached the spot soon after the explosion.

'The nature of the explosion is being investigated,' police said.

They further added that the five killed included two women and a girl. They also belonged to the same family.

Moreover, the injured were shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital, Kot Addu.

According to Rescue 1122, the control room received a call at 8:44am in which the caller informed that five people had been killed and three were injured due to the explosion of an 'unknown object' in the house.

The caller requested that an ambulance be sent quickly.

'Rescue 1122 Control Room immediately dispatched three ambulances from Kot...

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