Death Toll In Quetta Suicide Bomb Has Climbed To 47
QUETTA: The death toll has mounted to 47 in the suicide attack on Yaum-al-Quds rally at Meezan chowk, Quetta on Friday while over 80 others have sustained injuries, Geo News reported.
According to police, a large crowd participating in Yaum-al-Quds rally being taken out under the auspices of Imamia Students Organization (ISO) came under suicide attack when it reached at Meezan Chowk.
This panicked the crowd as some armed men also resorted to open fire.
Representatives of media men including Geo News cameraman Imran Mukhtar also sustained injuries.
Sources put the number of bodies brought to different hospitals at 46. Of these 30 were shifted to CMH, 12 to Civil Hospital and 4 in Bolan Medical Complex.
Many injured are said to be in serious condition, raising fear that the death toll may rise further.
The officials said that about 10 to 15 kilograms of explosive material was used in the attack.
“The head of the suicide bomber, appears to be an Uzbek and in the age bracket of 20 to 22 years, has been taken into custody,” said SP Investigation.
Emergency was declared in the hospitals of Quetta immediately after the deadly attack.
Some miscreants opened fire outside the Civil Hospital, creating difficulties for the medical staff to provide first aid to the injured, some of whom are said to be in serious condition.
Meanwhile, enraged people set on fire 5 vehicles after the suicide attack.