KHANGARH - Two persons were killed when the air compressor tank of a tyre puncture shop exploded here in Kamalwali Bridge area on Sunday.

According to police, the air compressor tank at a bicycles repair-cum-tyre puncture shop exploded due to unknown reasons. Resultantly, two persons, a passerby identified as 13-year-old Abdul Rehman and shop owner 35-year-old Muhammad Asghar Mochi were killed on the spot.

The police took to bodies to the local hospital and later handed over to the families after carrying out autopsy. Investigation is in progress to ascertain cause of the explosion.