QUETTA  - At least three people, including two children, died on account of an explosion caused by gas leakage on Alamdar Road within the precincts of Qaidabad police station on Monday.

They said the gas leakage in a house of Nadirabad caused an explosion, damaging the wall and subsequently killing a woman and two children besides injuring three others.

A police official said Fatima Bibi went into the kitchen to prepare breakfast and turned on the stove after which an explosion occurred. As a result, the woman, eight-year-old Muhammad Ali and two-month-old Bibi Zehra were killed instantly. Three children also suffered injuries. The injured were moved to Civil Hospital Quetta.