QUETTA: A 55-year-old labourer was killed, while 14 others, all passers-by, sustained injuries in a remote controlled explosion on Siriki Road near the old Sabzi Mandi on Thursday morning. In addition to casualties a school van, a police mobile and three private vehicles were damaged as a result of the blast. All the children in the school van remained unhurt but its driver sustained minor injuries. Police and FC officials too remained safe. Rescue workers, Frontier Corps (FC) personnel and police rushed to the scene after the explosion and cordoned off the area. The dead and injured were shifted to the Provincial Sandeman Hospital, where a state of emergency was imposed to facilitate the situation.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 5th, 2014.
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