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30 killed, 100 injured in Pakistan shrine bombing

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Quetta, Nov 12: At least 30 people were killed and around 100 injured on Saturday in a bombing at a shrine in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The explosion took place at the Shah Norani shrine in Balochistan’s Lasbella district. According to details, the blast occurred when “dhamaal” was taking place in the shrine. Edhi Foundation in charge, Lasbella Hakeem Lassi, while confirming the death toll, told Geo News that more than 100 people were also injured. He said the injured were being shifted to a hospital for medical treatment. He said that more than 10 ambulances of Edhi foundation have reached the blast site and rescue efforts were underway, Geo News reported. Lassi said that more than 500 people were in the shrine at the time of dhamaal. Emergency services were facing problems in reaching the shrine due to its remote location and poor communication infrastructure. The shrine is also located in hilly terrain. (IANS)

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