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Lahore: 3 dead, over 20 injured in explosion outside Hafiz Saeed's residence in Johar Town area

The explosion was reported today in Lahore’s Johar Town area. Those injured have been shifted to a hospital.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: June 23, 2021 15:21 IST
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Explosion rocks Lahore’s Johar Town area in Pakistan

Lahore blast latest news updates: At least three people were killed, while over 20 others were injured in a blast in a residential area of Pakistan's Punjab province on Wednesday, local media reported. The explosion took place near Ahsan Mumtaz Hospital in Lahore's Johar Town, outside the house of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. 

According to the Dawn newspaper, it was not immediately clear what caused the blast.

"So far we have not been able to determine whether a gas pipeline burst or whether it was a cylinder. But we have shifted four people to the hospital and more injured are expected," a spokesperson for the emergency rescue team said.

The Pakistani daily said that police, and bomb disposal teams have reached the site.

City Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik has directed the relevant police officials to reach the site of the incident. 

The Lahore Deputy Commissioner also directed emergency wards at all hospitals to be on alert.

Meanwhile, multiple witness account says the glass windows of nearby houses and buildings have been shattered. 

According to the media reports, the sound of the blast was so loud that it was heard in faraway areas. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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