Monday Feb 17 2020

Quetta blast: Multiple injured as death toll rises to eight

QUETTA: Eight people were reportedly killed and multiple injured in a blast on the city's Shahra-e-Iqbal Road near the Quetta Press Club on Monday, police said. 

Police and security forces cordoned off the area and are conducting an investigation into the incident. 

The injured and bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital. Five persons are said to be critically injured and have been shifted to the hospital's trauma centre. 

Police said that the blast had severely damaged nearby building and vehicles. 

Relief efforts are being carried out in the area. An emergency has been imposed in the Civil Hospital to deal with the situation. 

The nature and impact of the blast has yet to be ascertained.

PM Imran expresses grief over Quetta blast

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed his grief at the loss of lives in the Quetta blast. The premier directed authorities to provide the injured with the best medical treatment. 

The prime minister condemned the bomb blast in the strongest words.