One died, scores injured in Karachi during celebratory gunfire on Independence Day
KARACHI – At least one person was killed and nearly 57 others were injured as citizens resorted to aerial firing across the country’s largest city to celebrate Independence Day.
The aerial firing was also reported in other cities and there were reports of people getting hurt.
Police Surgeon Karachi and forensic consultant Dr. Summaiya Syed said at least fifty-seven people, including women and children, suffered bullet injuries in aerial firing carried out on eve of Independence Day in different areas of port city.
The spokesperson of the country's largest welfare organization said that their ambulances had shifted 34 injured from different areas of the city to hospitals.
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On eve of Independence day, masses streamed onto the streets in jubilant celebrations amidst bright fireworks, while several opened fire into the air.
Many regions in Pakistan witnessed celebratory gunfire, with bullets shot into the air, on special occasions like weddings, sports victories, Independence Day, or New Year's Eve.
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