MUZAFFARABAD/MULTAN-Five persons including two brothers and a couple died in different incidents occurred separately here on Tuesday.

In Muzaffarabad, three persons including two brothers died of gas suffocation in Gojra area of Muzaffarabad on Tuesday.

The police said that three including Nazir, Zahir and Khursheed were asleep in their house in Gojra area with running gas heater in the room.

During the night, all the three suffocated due to gas leakage from the heater. In the morning when they did not wake up, the neighbours broke open the door and found all the three dead. The dead bodies were shifted to the hospital for autopsy.

According to rescue sources, among the deceased Nazir and Zahir were brother while Khursheed was their friend.

In Multan, a couple died and four others got injuries when a Bahawalpur-bound van collided with a tractor-trolley in Basti Maluk area. The deceased were identified as 50-year-old Abdur Rehman and his wife 45-year-old Kaniza Bibi. The couple recently returned to Pakistan after performing Umrah.

Police and Rescue teams reached the spot and shifted the dead and injured to hospital.