On Sunday, a blast at bus terminal in Pakistan has killed at least 10 people and injured more than 50 in Pakistan’s Punjab province when explosives carried by an apparent suicide bomber went off after the auto-rickshaw he was traveling in collided with a bike.
In Multan district the blast happened, which is some 350 kilometers from provincial capital Lahore.
Zahid Salim Gondal, District coordination officer (DCO) told media that reports that came fresh suggest the blast took place after the explosives carried by one of the passengers in the auto-rickshaw went off when it collided with bike.
“Ball bearings have been recovered from the blast site indicating that it might be a suicide blast. It seems some one in the three-wheeler was carrying explosives and it exploded after hitting the motorcyclist,” he said.
Killing their occupants on the spot, both the vehicles were completely damaged in the incident.
Few nearby shops also caught fire while the other cars passing the area were destroyed. According to District emergency officer (Multan), at least 10 people have died in the blast and 50 others suffered wounds. At least 20 of the wounded are in critical condition.
Rescuers shifted the injured to the nearby Nishter Hospital Multan and the condition of a dozen of them is stated to be critical. Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister condemned the blast and expressed grief over the loss of lives.