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Pakistan blasts: Death toll touches 63

Pakistan blasts: Death toll touches 63

India Blooms News Service | | 24 Jun 2017, 05:31 pm
Islamabad, June 24 (IBNS): The death toll in the blasts in Quetta and Parachinar area of Pakistan has touched 63, media reports said.

According to reports, the toll crossed 60 after nine more people injured in the  twin Parachinar blasts passed away overnight.

More than 200 injured are being treated in hospitals, Dawn News reported.

The blasts hit Pakistan on the last Friday before Eid.

More casualties were reported in Parachinar where 50 people were killed.

This occurred as a secodn blast targeted people who rushed to help victims of the first blast.

Eyewitnesses in Parachinar told Dawn News the first blast, which took place in the busy Turi Market where people were shopping for Eid, occurred minutes after an Al Quds Day rally had started dispersing at some distance from the crime scene.

Muhammad Hussain, who sustained injuries in the incident, told the media house that he was heading for his poultry shop after the conclusion of the Al Quds rally when the first blast took place.

“I lost consciousness after the second blast and later found myself on a hospital bed,” Hussain was quoted as saying by the Pakistani newspaper.