Monday Jan 29 2018

Blast in garbage dump in Hyderabad, one killed


HYDERABAD: At least one person was killed in a blast in the Qasimabad area of the city Monday.

According to the DIG, the killed person was a scavenger who was collecting garbage at the site where the blast occurred.  

No other injuries were reported in the incident, SSP Pir Mohammad Shah said while talking to the media after the blast. 

However, he added, it was being ascertained whether it was a grenade blast or was caused by any other device. 

Later in the evening, Bomb Disposal Squad incharge said ball bearings, nuts and bolts were found from the incident site which showed the blast was not caused by a hand grenade. 

On the other hand, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal has sought a report on the blast from the DIG.