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Death toll in Balochistan cylinder explosion reaches 22

MN Report 10:42 AM, 24 Dec, 2022
Death toll in Balochistan cylinder explosion reaches 22

KARACHI: The death toll in a huge cylinder explosion that occurred in District Lasebla of Balochistan rose to 22 as three more succumbed to burns injuries in Burns Centre Karachi.

AMS, Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Dr Nasrullah Memon , confirmed the deaths of three more people who were brought 70 to 80 percent injuries from Lasbela district almost a week ago.

He further said three injured admitted in Intensive Care Unit(ICU) while reset of patient discharged from treatment

Two people died on the spot while more than two dozen were injured. 25 injured were shifted to Burns Centre, Civil Hospital Karachi where 20 more died taking the death toll to 22. A total of three injured are still undergoing treatment in Burns Centre Karachi.

The victims were identified as Muhammad Qasim, Ghulam Rasool, Barkat Amin, Hidayatullah, Manzoor, Muhammad Yusuf, Iqbal, Zahoor Ahmed, Umar, Das, Mukesh Kumar, Abdul Razzaq, and others.

Police sources said the explosion took place in a shop, which damaged nearby buildings and shops and destroyed 25 motorcycles. Four shops and a hotel were completely gutted by fire after the blast.

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