Four persons have been dead and as many as 18 others have sustained burn injuries after a petrol tanker caught fire and exploded in Mizoram's capital Aizawl.
The incident occurred at Tuirial village, situated about 18 kilometres east of the state, at around 6 pm on Saturday.
According to reports, the tanker was going towards Champhai.
All the injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Tuirial after the incident occured and are currently undergoing treatment.
In the incident, a four-wheeler taxi and two 2-wheelers were also damaged.
However, the exact reason for the explosion has not been ascertained as of yet.
A police investigation has been launched into the incident.