KARACHI: At least 50 people, including children, were injured on Wednesday in aerial firing across the city during the World Cup semi-final.
On each four and six hit by Pakistani players, the charged cricket fans opened aerial fire in the streets and other places of the city, causing injuries to at least 50 people.
At least 20 injured were brought to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, 15 to the Civil Hospital Karachi, 10 to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and others to the Qatar Hospital.
Some of the injured were stated to be in critical condition. The areas where most of the incidents occurred were Nazimabad, Yousuf Plaza, Liaquatabad, Kalri, Chakiwara, Orangi Town, Qasba Colony, Bukhari Colony, N Nazimabad, North Karachi, Hassan Square, Paposh, Old Subzi Mandi, Nagan Chowrangi, Moula Madad Stop, Kalakot and Meeran Naka.