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70 dead, over 200 injured in explosion at Lahore’s Gulshan Iqbal Park

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LAHORE (APS)March 27, 2016 – At least 70 people have been killed while over 200 injured in an explosion at Lahore’s Gulshan Iqbal Park, APS News reported.

According to details, the rescue teams and police vehicles have reached the scene and those wounded are being transported to Sheikh Zahid Hospital.

The police have sealed the area and are carrying out investigation. DIG Operations Haider Ashraf, while talking to media, said that the eye witness reports have stated that this was a suicide explosion. The park was crowded with people who were enjoying the holiday.

According to sources, the blast occurred at around 6:40pm PST. Provincial Health Advisor Khawaja Salman Rafique has appealed to the citizens to donate blood in hospitals. A large portion of those who died in the blast include women and children.

As a result of the blast, windows of nearby buildings shattered and damage was done to various structures.

All public hospitals in the city have been placed on emergency.

Pakistan army troops reached the scene and took control over the entire park.

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