7 killed in Sibi railway station blast
28 June, 2012
QUETTA/ISLAMABAD: At least seven people were killed and as many as 30 injured, some of them critically, when a remote-controlled bomb went off at the Sibi Railway Station just before the midnight on Wednesday.
Witnesses claimed they had counted eight bodies and around 30 injured, scores of them in serious condition, and volunteers had shifted them to a hospital. The dead and injured were immediately taken to the Civil Hospital for identification and treatment.
The blast took place soon after the Jaffar Express reached the railway station and passengers rushed to a shop to buy some edibles.
Deputy Commissioner Shahid Saleem said five people died and 18 sustained injuries. He said the condition of five injured was serious. Some of the injured will be shifted to Quetta when their condition was stable, doctors told reporters. Emergency was declared at the hospital where doctors and surgeons along with paramedical staff were summoned for emergency duty. Police official Qazi Hussain told reporters some policemen were also among the dead and injured.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in the Sibi blast. He directed the authorities to provide all possible medical assistance to the injured.