8 killed in Pak gas cylinder blast. Image Source: IANS News

Islamabad, June 8 : At least eight people were killed and five others injured in a gas cylinder blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

The incident took place on Monday evening in a welding workshop in Mashkel, Washuk district, Xinhua news agency reported.

Police and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and the injured to a hospital.

The blast also destroyed four other shops.

A witness said the explosion occurred when workers were using a welding machine to repair a gas cylinder.

The victims comprised five Afghan nationals and three locals.

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