Lahore: 2 people killed and 35 other wounded in a truck blast in Lahore’s Bund road on Monday evening. Reports revealed that truck filled with fruits got tangled with high tension wires which caused the explosion. Security officials suspect that the truck contained explosives. Bomb Disposal Squads (BDS) are on the scene to hold a search operation.
Official further conveyed that the explosives loaded in the truck with fruits on the Out Fall Road. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday planned to travel Lahore from Islamabad’s Trunk Road, but the rally was postponed to Wednesday. Officials conveyed that, it seems that the explosive device was to target PM’s cavalcade.
The truck was parked there for the precedent three days. The PML-N intended a “million march” next to Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case. Opposition head Imram Khan uttered concern on the prime minister’s plan to travel to Lahore with a cavalcade, terming it “a deliberate attempt to undermine the Supreme Court”.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Khan’s is frightened of the strong solidarity that will be confirmed by the masses for the ousted prime minister, who is now emerging as the people’s prime minister. The wounded were rushed to close Mian Munshi Hospital and Mayo Hospital.
Many vehicles parked were damaged in the blast. The roof of a nearby house collapsed due to the strength of the explosion, whereas the windowpanes of nearby buildings were also shattered. Rescue officials have cordoned off the area and conveyed that, over 35 people wounded and admitted to hospitals.