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Eight martyred, over 100 injured as huge explosion hits seminary in Peshawar

Eight martyred, over 100 injured as huge explosion hits seminary in Peshawar
October 27, 2020 04:47 pm

PESHAWAR (92 News) – At least eight people including children have martyred while more than 100 injured as a massive explosion hit seminary in Peshawar’s Dir Colony on early Tuesday.

According to the security forces, the blast occurred in the main hall after an unidentified man took a bag containing five to six kilograms of explosives inside the seminary. The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained.

It was also reported that the blast and said two teachers were among the injured. More casualties are feared as some of the victims are in critical condition.

The injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital and another medical facility where the condition of several of them is stated to be critical. Some of the injured are said to be in critical condition. The ages of students are reported from 11 to 17 years.

The police and rescue teams have reached at the blast site. A heavy contingent of law enforcement agencies has cordoned off the spot of the explosion and begun collecting evidence. The nature of the explosion has yet to be ascertained.

 

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