Hyderabad LPG blast death toll rises to 16

HYDERABAD   -   The death toll from a blast at a liquid petroleum gas cylinder filling shop in Hyderabad’s Preetabad area rose to 16 on Tuesday, after two more injured succumb to their wounds.

The blast took place in the LPG cylinder filling shop located on the ground floor of Zacha Bacha Hospital area along Mir Nabi Bux Town Road in UC-8 of Neerunkot Town.

The death toll rose to 16 after two injured succumbed to their burns wounds at Karachi’s Civil Hospital. The deceased were identified as Umair, 15, and Abbas  14-year-old. Currently, 7 injured including seven critically injured, are under treatment at the Karachi Civil Hospital.

At least 60 people, mostly children, received serious burn injuries and had to be shifted to Karachi after being provided emergency treatment at the Liaquat  University Hospital (LUH). Some 18-22 injured persons with 80 percent to 90 percent burns were referred to a major hospital in Karachi.

Those who were shifted to Karachi, according to LUH record, are Azam, 7, son of Rais, Bilal, 11, son of Asif, Azam, 9, son of Shakir, Hasnain, 7, son of  Rasheed, Ali Raza, 2, son of Bilal, Abdul Hadi, 14, son of Asghar, Zulfiqar, son of Muhammad Umer, Akram Shah, 38, son of Qurban Shah, Raeesudin, 35, son of Alamuddin, Ali, son of Zeeshan, Akram, 50, son of Waseem, Abbas, Dodo 25, and Faizan, 40, son of Ishaq. Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah alongwith ministers visited Burns Ward and inquired about the health of injured persons.

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