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Death toll rises to 12 in Hyderabad cylinder blast

By News Desk

June 3, 2024 09:42 AM


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The death toll in the Hyderabad cylinder blast incident rose to 12 as one more wounded person succumbed to his burns during treatment in a hospital in Karachi on Monday.

According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, the deceased was admitted to the Civil Burns Ward. Other 11 wounded persons were also admitted to the same ward of which five are in critical condition.

It may be mentioned here that heavy explosions occurred in a gas cylinder shop in Hyderabad on Thursday triggering subsequent blasts in other cylinders. The explosions caused fires in several nearby homes and injured more than 60 people including women and children.

The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Hyderabad, but due to inadequate facilities, 23 severely injured people including children were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi. 10 of these patients have died, while 13 remain in critical condition in Karachi.

The AMS of Civil Hospital Hyderabad Dr Aftab Phul told the media that 23 severely injured patients were transferred to Karachi, with most of the critically injured being children.

Yesterday, 14-year-old Abbas and 32-year-old Faisan also breathed their last.

As per the announcement of the Sindh government, heirs of a deceased will get Rs1 million as compensation while the injured will be given half a million rupees each.

Reporter: Faran Khan


News Desk


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