QUETTA, (APP): At least four people died and 15 others sustained injuries in a blast at Main Gate of Science College near Jinnah Road Quetta on Thursday evening.
According to police sources, the blast has occurred near the main Gate of Science College. As a result, four people were martyred while 15 people received injuries in the explosion.
Medical Superintendent (MS) of Provincial Civil Hospital Dr. Javed Akhtar told APP that four people died and 15 people were brought to the hospital for treatment.
He said the injured were being treated after declaring an emergency in the hospital.
The bodies of three were identified as Muhammad Akram, Sharafuddin, and Younas Agha and one body could not be identified yet while the injured included Muhammad Idress, Muswar, Noor Muhammad, Sanaullah, Habibullah, Muhammad Ramzan, Zahoor Ahmed, Muhammad Farooq, Bilal Muhammad. Naqibullah, Najeebullah, Azizaullah, Nadir , Jameel Ahmed and Abdul Hadi.
According to the report, the blast took place after the ending of the procession of Jamiat Ulama-e- Islam Nazaryati a few minutes ago.
Police cordoned off the entire area and started an investigation about the nature of the blast.
Further investigation was underway.
Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo strongly condemned the incident and expressed his sorrow over the loss of lives.
He also asked the IGP Balochistan to submit a report of the incident after completion of the investigation saying that it was the responsibility of security forces to ensure the protection of public lives and their property.
He said that all possible measures would be taken to foil the nefarious design of enemies of the country for maintaining durable peace in the areas.
He also directed Adviser to Home to review the security plan of the city for further strengthening the security of the province.
He also instructed the Health Department to provide the best medical facilities to the injured of the blast during treatment in the hospital.
He also prayed for the early recovery of the injured of the blast.
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