SWAT – A woman was killed and six others got injured when a house damaged due to gas leakage caused in a house leading to an explosion in Makanbagh Mingora area of Swat on Tuesday.

The killed woman, identified as Wara Bibi, was a guest at the house.

According to police details, early Tuesday morning one Muhammad Nazir’s house got destroyed when apparently gas leakage caused an explosion in his residence killing a woman and injuring four others. The injured included two children who were later rushed to Saidu Sharif district hospital.

Soon after the explosion, locals rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to the hospital where the health facility providers reached late to the spot.

It is pertinent to mention here that the damaged house is close to Malala Yousafzai’s wounded friend Kainat Riaz house, which created doubts the blast could be a terrorist activity.

However, District Police Officer Gul Afzal Khan confirmed that the explosion had occurred due to a gas leakage.