At least 30 killed in huge blast in Lasbella’s Shah Noorani shrine


At least 30 people were killed and more than 100 have been injured in a huge blast in Shah Noorani shrine in Balochistan’s Lasbella district on Saturday evening, rescue sources told Geo News.

According to details, the blast occurred when dhamaal was taking place in the shrine.

The sources said that at least 30 people have died as a result of the blast including women and children.

In-charge Edhi Foundation Lasbella Hakeem Lassi while confirming the death toll, told Geo News that more than 100 people have also been injured.

He said that 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.

Lassi said that more than 500 people were in the shrine at the time of dhamaal.

Rescue teams and law enforcers are facing difficulty in reaching the site of the blast as it is located in province’s remote area.

No group has taken responsibility of the blast so far.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the bomb blast in the Shah Noorani shrine.

He directed the concerned authorities to speed up the rescue activities.