LAHORE: An explosion occurred in a house in Lahore’s Johar Town area, leaving 17 people injured and killing two person, confirmed CCPO Ghulam Mehmood Dogar during his visit to place of blast here on Wednesday.
According to hospital sources, two person was reportedly killed with 16 injured person are under treatment. Four of the injured persons are under critical condition, the CCPO informed the media. One of the eye witness said that the blast occurred in a car parked inside the house.
Rescue teams including police and bomb disposal teams have reached the site of the incident, while witnesses say that the glass windows of nearby houses and buildings have been shattered.
Rescue officials say five people have sustained injuries and have been shifted to Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital via private cars and auto-rickshaws.
The Jinnah Hospital management has asked people to come forward and donate blood for the injured, the report says.
The sound of the blast was so loud that it was heard in faraway areas. The nature of the blast has not been ascertained yet, while the area has been cordoned off for further investigation.
The sound of the blast was so loud that it was heard in faraway areas. However, the nature of the blast has not been ascertained yet.
Police have cordoned off the area for further investigation while traffic has been redirected.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has taken notice of the incident and has sought report from the chief secretary and IG Punjab.
“The federal agencies are assisting the Punjab government in the investigation,” the minister added.