Islamabad: The toll in the bomb explosion at a bus stop in Pakistan’s Multan city has risen to 10, officials said on Monday.
At least 43 people were injured when the explosion rocked Multan late Sunday.
Azhar Akram, Central Police Officer (CPO), said the explosion happened at Vehari Chowk area of Multan, a district located in the country’s Punjab province.
He said the police have recovered a suspected body from the blast site which has been sent for DNA test and thumb impression verification.
At least 11 of them are in critical condition, Xinhua news agency quoted the CPO as saying.
There are contradictory reports about the blast as the District Commissioner officer, Zahid Saleem Gondal, said the blast took place when a rickshaw hit into a motorbike coming from opposite direction and it seems that the motorbike rider was moving the explosive materials to somewhere but they accidently went off.
Another police official said the bomb was placed in a bag which was exploded by a remote controlled blast.
The CPO said the bomb disposal unit and police are investigating about the nature of blast from the both perspectives.
Five rickshaws, a car, two motorbikes and two shops were destroyed in the blast.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the blast and directed hospital administration to provide best possible medical facilities to the injured people.
First Published | 14 September 2015 10:28 AM