At least six people have been killed here on Tuesday after a passenger van caught fire near Khawasi Banda in Kohat.

According to the local police, a gas leak in the van, en route to Dera Ismail Khan had caused the fire. 

The van collided with a truck, injuring two persons in the vehicle, the police said.

The injured have been shifted to nearby hospital while traffic was suspended soon after the incident on Indus Highway.