LAHORE: Three people were wounded when a gas cylinder exploded at a sweet shop in Manga Mandi on Wednesday. Rescuers workers said the injured were rushed to hospital where the condition of one of them was said to be critical.

Police said that the shop caught fire soon after the cylinder blast. As a result, shop owner Afzal, his worker Tahir and an unidentified customer sustained burns. They were admitted to hospital where the condition of 40-year-old Tahir was said to be serious. Further investigations were underway.

Meanwhile, 14-year-old Saqib and 20-year-old Bilal sustained serious injuries when a gas cylinder exploded at a tyre shop in Mughalpura. The injured were shifted to hospital by Edhi ambulance service. The police are investigating.

FOUND DEAD: A private security guard was found dead under mysterious circumstances from Johar Town on Wednesday. Resident of Jalalpur, Muhammad Kashif was on duty outside a plaza in L-Block Johar Town where he was found dead on Wednesday morning.–Staff Reporter

StThe police have removed the body to the morgue for autopsy and are investigating.

Crackdown on one-wheelers



Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Tayyab Hafeez Cheema has said that the traffic police are taking all possible measures to stop the youth from performing one-wheeling on the city roads.

He said that the anti-one-wheeling squad of the traffic police had been provided 25 cameras to keep a strong check on the one-wheelers. The traffic wardens are also ordered to intensify patrolling on 250-CC motorcycles to ensure immediate action against the violators of traffic laws.

The policemen are also directed to record the videos of motorcyclists who performing stunts on their two-wheelers and more than 60 plainclothesmen are also deployed in various parts of the city for this purpose, the CTO added.