One dead, six wounded in Township blast - Pakistan Today

One dead, six wounded in Township blast

LAHORE: A blast in Township area on Saturday left one person dead and at least six others injured.

A police spokesperson said that an initial investigation suggests that the blast, which occurred at an electronics shop, took place as gas was being filled in a refrigerator. A ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ conference was being held nearby, he added.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the Punjab counterterrorism department (CTD), said that a blast occurred at about 7:50pm in front of a refrigerator workshop in Township.

“According to an initial investigation, it seems that a compressor [blew up]. Pieces of the compressor have been found,” said the statement, which added: “No traces of explosives have been found.”

The statement confirmed that the deceased was a “technician who was working on repairing a fridge”.

Further details will be shared tomorrow after results from a lab report are released, said the statement.

The injured have been shifted to Jinnah Hospital for emergency aid and treatment.