13 Lasbela cylinder blast victims die



LASBELA/
KARACHI:

Thirteen victims, including Rangers and Pakistan Army personnel, of a gas cylinder explosion in Balochistan’s Lasbela area succumbed to their injuries while receiving treatment at the Burns Ward of Dr Ruth KM Pfau and Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

As per details, the Edhi ambulances transported 26 victims of the cylinder explosion at Lasbela’s Mini Bazaar to Dr Ruth KM Pfau and JPMC in Karachi.
Eleven of the victims succumbed to their injuries during treatment at the burns ward.

According to the Edhi officials, those who died during treatment included 30-year-old Manzoor, 27-year-old Barkat Ameen, 23-year-old Muhammad Younis, 23-year-old Zahoor, 35-year-old Haji and 45-year-old Ghulam Sarwar.

On the other hand, 30-year-old Rangers officer Manzoor and 27-year-old Pakistan Army soldier Barkat Ali died during treatment at the JPMC. The bodies of the deceased were moved to the Edhi mortuary at Moosa Line. The bodies will be shifted to the Lasbela area of Balochistan.

Lasbela Deputy Commissioner Murad Kasi said the death toll rose to 13 after two more victims succumbed to their injuries Tuesday night.

According to Kasi, four were in critical condition.
“The blast occurred inside a shop and then its flames engulfed a bread shop and other shops located nearby.”

According to the locals, a loud explosion was heard far and wide causing panic in the area. The deputy commissioner has ordered an inquiry into the blast.





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