Lahore Truck Blast Kills 2, Injures 22

Lahore Truck Blast Kills 2, Injures 22

The initial inquiry suggested that the truck was carrying crates of apricot being transported from Swat to the city, police authorities said.

The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has appealed to Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif to take immediate notice of the miseries of pharmaceutical sector and order resolution of their issues on priority basis, a statement said on Tuesday. The blast was heard in the radius of four to five kilometres of the site. Meanwhile police have cordoned off the entire area. "After a couple of minutes when I gained my senses, I saw some people injured", Hanif, an eyewitness said. One of the eye witnesses claimed that the truck was standing in the area since last three days. A huge cache of explosives was stored in the truck.

He maintained that police is investigating and nothing can be said about the nature of the explosion.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Yasmin Rashid, who is also a candidate to contest election from NA-120 after the seat fell vacant due to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's disqualification, has demanded implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) in Punjab to curb attacks.




The truck was completely destroyed in the explosion while nearby building were also damaged.

Hospital sources further said that 10 of the injured are under treatment while two have been referred to Mayo hospital for further treatment.

At least forty six people were wounded after a heavy explosion rocked Lahore city, the provincial capital of Lahore province of Pakistan.

In February, a suicide bomber killed 14 people, including senior police officers, near the Punjab Assembly here.

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