Published On: Wed, Jan 1st, 2014
Published in Category: Peshawar

3 die, several hurt in Peshawar rickshaw blast

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PESHAWAR: At least three persons have been killed and several others injured in a rickshaw blast near police check-post in Chamkani area of Peshawar on Tuesday.

According to media reports, a rickshaw exploded with loud bang suddenly near a police check post at Phandoo Chowk in Chamkani area of Peshawar, leaving two persons dead and several hurt on the spot.

Several neighbouring outlets and vehicles sustained damages while the rickshaw and one motorbike were destroyed completely in the blast.

The police and rescue teams rushed to the blast side and moved the bodies and injured to Lady Reading Hospital for medical proceedings, after cordoning off the area. Another blast victim expired in the hospital while receiving medical assistance and the death toll mounted to three.

The bomb disposal squad has been also summoned on the scene to collect the samples of explosives for examining.

It is feared that the death toll could mount further as several injured are in very serious condition, Media reported.
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