QUETTA, Pakistan — A gas explosion in southwestern Pakistan killed a family of six, including four children, police said Sunday.
The husband, wife and their four children died at their home Saturday night in the Satellite Town area of Quetta. The fire started when a family member tried to light a heater that was connected to a leaking cylinder.
The children were between 4 and 14 years old. No one in the family survived.
Relatives of the victims took the bodies to the Quetta Civilian Hospital, said Dr. Waseem Baig, a spokesman for the hospital.
Temperatures in Quetta, Balochistan province, can drop to minus 7 degrees Celsius (19 Fahrenheit) at night, and most homes rely on gas cylinders for heat because they don’t have access to a main supply.