5 killed in Pakistan hotel explosion

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Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Five members of a family were killed and two others injured in an explosion at a hotel in Pakistan’s Peshawar city, police said on Friday.

The blast occurred on the fourth floor of Hotel Afandi in room number 408 on Thursday night, reports Geo News.

According to a police official, the family had come from Hangu to Peshawar for medical treatment and were staying at the hotel.

Police and rescue workers evacuated people from the hotel as a fire broken out following the explosion.

Additional Inspector General (AIG) police Shafqat Malik said an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the blast.

–IANS

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