3 killed, 21 injured in Mastung explosion

August 7, 2013 Off By Web Desk

MASTUNG: Three persons including two children and a woman were killed and 21 others were injured in a big explosion at shopping centre here Wednesday. Shopping centre was completely destroyed in the explosion.

According to details a big explosion occurred main shopping centre at Chandi road here today. At that time large number of women and children were busy in eid shopping. Due to explosion shopping Centre was completely destroyed.Nature of the explosion could not be known.

Three persons including two children Rukhsana and Ali Jan and a woman died on the spot. Twenty one others were also wounded, some critical. Injured included Mst Noor Bibi, Aina, Sultana, Hajan Noor Bibi, Bibi Nayab, Hurmat Bibi, Mah Para, Rehana, Tariq, Sohail Ahmed, Abdul Hakeem, Ali Muhammad, Imran, Inamullah, Muhammad Shahid, Jaleel Ahmed. Six other women were also injured but their identity could not be known.

People rushed to the scene and started recovering people buried under the debris.

Deputy Commissioner Syed Mehrab shah, DPO Abdul Hayee Aamir, security forces and police men reached the scene. Injured were shifted to Nawab Ghaus Bakhsh Raisani memorial hospital and DHQ hospital. After medical aid critically injured were referred to Quetta for treatment.

Meanwhile MNA Sardar Kamal Bangulzai and Provincial Minister Nawab Muhammad khan Shahwani have strongly condemned the explosion.

They termed explosion as terrorism, inhuman and against Islam and Baloch traditions. Those conducted the explosion cannot be termed Muslims and human beings, they added.