Blast kills 3, injured over a dozen in Johar town Lahore 

From our Correspondent: 

A blast has killed 3 people and injured over a dozen in Johar town Lahore on Wednesday. Police and rescue workers shifted the injured to the hospital.

Lahore Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik told reporters that the blast has left 3 people dead and over a dozen injured, including women and children, had been injured. He said that the injured also included a police official.

He said that while it was not immediately clear what had caused the blast, it had left behind a crater. “We will only be able to determine the cause after carrying out an investigation,” he said, adding that the area was being cordoned off.

A spokesperson for Rescue 1122 said that it was not immediately clear what caused the blast. “So far we have not been able to determine whether a gas pipeline burst or whether it was a cylinder. But we have shifted four people [to the hospital] and more injured are expected,” he said.

In a statement, Lahore CCPO Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said that the injured were being taken to Jinnah Hospital. “The nature of the blast is being determined,” he said.

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