Johar Town Blast, MS Jinnah Hospital’s media talk

Johar Town Blast, MS Jinnah Hospital's media talk #Baaghi

LAHORE: Two people were killed and 17 others injured in a blast in Johar Town, three of them in critical condition, rescue sources said.

According to the details, an explosion took place in Johar Town area of ​​Lahore, as a result of which 2 people were killed and 17 others were injured, out of which 3 were in critical condition. Among the injured were police personnel on security duty in Johar Town.

The blast was so loud that the sound could be heard from afar, shattering the windows of surrounding buildings. Police and rescue teams rushed to the scene and transported the injured to Jinnah Hospital.

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While talking to media, the medical superintendent (MS) of Jinnah Hospital confirmed the number of deaths and injuries caused due the the blast. He also told media that people have ball bearing injuries due to the blast. Two women are in critical condition, out of them one has been shifted to the ventilator, told MS Jinnah Hospital.

Rescue sources said that the explosion apparently caused the main gas line to explode and also broke the LESCO wires, while police said that motorcycles and rickshaws parked nearby were destroyed in the blast.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Lahore has also directed Rescue 1122, Assistant Commissioner and Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) authorities to issue emergency alert to all hospitals including those arriving at the spot.

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On the other hand, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, taking note of the blast in Johar Town, called for a report from the Inspector General (IG) and ordered an inquiry.

Instructing to impose emergency in Jinnah Hospital and other hospitals, the Punjab Chief Minister said that all possible steps should be taken for the treatment of the injured while directing Additional IG Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to reach the spot.

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said that the nature of the blast was being ascertained, citizens should be kept away from the spot and rescue operations should not be hampered. IG Punjab has called for a report on the blast from CCPO Lahore and directed to take immediate action.

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