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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Quetta blast kills 4, injures 18

By Web Desk / Shehzad Baloch
Published: October 30, 2013

QUETTA: A powerful blast followed by another explosion near Zarghon Road in Quetta killed four people while injuring 18 others on Wednesday, Express News reported.

The area, also known as Double Road, is reported to be a local commercial hub, and is suffering from a severe traffic jam following the blast.

Police and rescue services have arrived on site and the injured, three of whom are understood to be in a very critical condition, are being transported to Bolan Medical Complex and Provincial Sandeman Hospital known as Civil Hospital, where state of emergency has already been declared.

“Four dead bodies were brought to hospital and may death toll will increase because the explosion was powerful,” a senior police officer said.

“The blast was huge and I have seen dozens of people lying in pool of blood on double road,” an eyewitness told Express Tribune.

The bomb disposal squad said the explosives, which weighed around 6-7 kilograms, were planted on a motorcycle.

Police said the second explosion happened due to a CNG cylinder exploding inside a car...Continue Reading..

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