Lahore blast toll rises to 13
LAHORE: At least thirteen people including policemen, women and children while 70 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion in a mourning procession near its concluding point at Kerbala Gamay Shah at Bhat Gate, MS Mayo hospital Dr Zahid Pervez said.
The injured are being shifted to hospital. According to eye-witnesses, the blast occurred soon after azan ofMaghrib prayer near Urdu Bazaar Chowk at Lohari Chowk.
The blast was so powerful that its bang was heard far and wide and the intensity of blast was so overpowering that it broke windowpanes of buildings.
Relief teams including Rescue 1122 and ambulances have launched the relief operation. Police put security cordonaround the blast site.
According to Rescue sources, the blast occurred in a vehicle with government number plate; the vehicle was packed with explosives.