MARDAN: Atleast four labourers scorched to death on Monday whereas two sustained severe injuries due to gas leakage blast in Mardan.
The blast occurred in a house situated in Sector-C of Sheikh Maltoon Town as a result of which fire erupted in the room.
The dead are said to be from Punjab province and are identified as Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Shehbaz, Faisal and Nauman.
They were employed as labourers in an under-construction factory near Colonel Sher Khan Interchange and were living in a rented house.
The injured persons Waqas and Akhtar have been shifted to a hospital in Peshawar for medical assistance.