Lahore: Over 40 killed in Daata Darbar blastsBy A Khokar • Jul 2nd, 2010 • Category: Politics • 9 Comments
At least 40 people are killed and about 175 sustained severe injuries when three blasts occurred in Daata Darbar Lahore on Thursday night.
According to rescue sources, 175 injured have been shifted to hospitals including Meo Hospital and more than 40 injured are stated to be in critical condition. These injured people are admitted in ICU for immediate operations. A number of women and children are also among the injured.
As per News correspondents, all three blasts were occurred in the premises of Data Darbar and these blasts are suicidal attacks. Rescue teams are busy in rescue and relief operation.
Emergency have been declared in the hospitals where the injured are being shifted. It was Friday night, so there was more rush of Zahereens in the Darbar. According to one estimate some 15,000 people were gathered in the Darbar for prayers.
Security forces have cordoned off the area to avoid any other untoward incident.
There is report that some riots in the city have also started where police is busy tackling the situation.