Five of family, 3 others die of suffocation in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

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PTI Peshawar, Pakistan Jan 07, 2019, 02.26 PM (IST)

Eight people, including five members of a family, died due to suffocation in two incidents in northwest Pakistan, police said.

The incidents happened at Abbotabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

Five members, including three children, of a family died at Bandi Dhondian village in Abbotabad after they went to sleep, leaving the gas heater on. 

The gas from the heater filled up the house and all the five members were suffocated to death, police said. 

In a similar incident at a nearby area, three people died of suffocation when they left the gas heater on while going to bed, they said.