61 people died over 100 injured in blast at Saint Noorani Shrine

LASBELA: At least 62 people, including women and children, were killed and over 100 wounded, some of them critically, in a massive explosion at the shrine of Shah Noorani in the Khuzdar district of Balochistan, some 200 kilometres north of Karachi on Saturday evening, police and Balochistan government official.
State of emergency has been declared in Civil Hospital. No terror outfit has claimed responsibility of the attack until filing of this report. Reportedly, police and rescue teams are struggling with rescue activities as the area is densely populated.
Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti. He later said that a control room was set up to monitor the situation.
At least 50 ambulances and a medical team of the Sindh Health Department rushed to blast site.
Rescue teams of the army have been dispatched for Hub on the orders of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) – army’s media wing – reported that ambulances and medics of the Pakistani Army have been sent to the blast site. Army’s assistance is required as there is no major medical facility nearby and the victims have to be shifted to Karachi.
The shrine is frequented by a large number of devotees on Friday and is visited by people from across the country. Iranian nationals also frequent the shrine.

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