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Death toll rises to 40 in Shah Noorani blast in Khuzdar

HUB: Death toll in the deadly blast at Shah Noorani Shrine in Hub town of Balochistan’s Lasbela District on Saturday evening,has reached to 40, over hundred people are injured.

As per Edhi sources, at least thirty dead bodies have been taken to hospital. The death toll may increase as the nearest hospital is at least 150 kilometer away from the shrine.

The rescue personnel further told that it would take more than 3 hours for injured to reach civil hospital in Hub from Dargah Shah Noorani.

Provincial government, therefore is planning to set up a medical camp in the affected area.

M Balochistan Sardar Sanaullah Zehri while speaking to media stated that due to complete blackout in the affected area, helicopters can not be sent for rescue mission in order to avoid any further mishap.

No rescue team has yet reached with injured pilgrims at Civil Hospital Hub from Dargah Shah Noorani after the bomb blast: Lasbela DSP.

As per initial reports from local media, the blast occurred near the courtyard at the shrine where devotees were performing Dhamal on Saturday.

As per an eye witness, the blast took place near 6 pm, but it was reported to media almost 40 minutes later as, telecom signals do not work in the suburbans of Shah Noorani.

The blast comes a few days after Rangers shot dead several terrorists in a raid in the town.

DC Lasbela Zulfiqar Shah said that ambulances were dispatched to the area to help those injured in the attack.