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30 injured in explosives-laden truck blast at Lahore's Band Road

Security officials inspect the site of an explosion in Lahore on August 7, 2017 PHOTO: AFP

At least 30 people were injured in an explosion on Band Road in Lahore on Monday night.Th explosion shattered the windows of nearby buildings and damaged vehicles. Police and rescue workers have rushed to the scene.
The cause behind the blast has not been ascertained yet. However,  there are reports suggesting that it was caused by an improvised explosive device planted in a truck.Rescue officials said the people injured in the explosion had been rushed to nearby hospitals. They include women and children.Police said the truck was completely destroyed in the blast, making them suspect that it was used to carry out the explosion.The explosion has left a crater around seven feet deep at the site.The blast damaged the electricity cables in the area suspending its power supply.It also caused the roof of a nearby house to collapse, injuring a minor girl who was pulled out of the rubble.

News Source : Express Tribune

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