Blast on Lahore’s market leaves 46 injured

LAHORE: Up to 46 people were injured, of them four critical, when an explosion occurred in a truck at a parking stand on Outfall Road on Monday evening.

According to eyewitnesses, it was a powerful blast which damaged, partially or heavily, more than 100 vehicles, such as cars, mini-trucks, and motorcycles parked at the stand. Up to 46 people were also injured.

One of the eyewitnesses said three or four cars parked by the truck went airborne about 10 to 15 feet due to the impact of the blast. He said window panes of a nearby building were also shattered while the roof of a school building in the vicinity also collapsed due to the blast.

A large number of people in the area came out on roads after the explosion. The blast was heard in several areas of the city in the radius of four to five kilometers of the site. The high voltage wires (132kV) from Saggian Grid Station were also damaged leaving the area in darkness.

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