30 killed, scores injured in Shah Noorani blast: Rescue official
HUB,NOV 12, (DNA) : An official of rescue service said that at least 30 people were killed and over 100 injured in a blast at Shah Noorani shrine in Balochistan, 200 kms from Karachi.
According to sources, women and children are among the victims in the explosion that took place during a ‘dhamal’ around Maghrib prayers.
Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed the blast and said the government has expedited the rescue operations.
There are no communication services available in the area as it is a far flung region.
The injured would be shifted to hospitals in Lasbela, Khuzdar or Civil Hospital in Karachi as there are no medical facilities available in this mountainous area.
The sources said that at least 30 people have died as a result of the blast including women and children.
In-charge Edhi Foundation Lasbella Hakeem Lassi while confirming the death toll, told media that more than 100 people have also been injured.
He said that injured were being shifted to a hospital for medical treatment.
He said that more than 10 ambulances of Edhi foundation have reached the blast site and rescue efforts were underway.Lassi said that more than 500 people were in the shrine at the time of dhamaal.=DNA
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