#LahoreBlast: Two more injured die, death toll climbs to 74

04:04 PM | 29 Mar, 2016
#LahoreBlast: Two more injured die, death toll climbs to 74
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Two more victims of the Lahore blast passed away in a private hospital on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 74.

The victim identified as Mohsin Zafar 18 a resident of Harbanspura had sustained serious injuries in the suicide attack at Gulshan Iqbal Park on Sunday evening. He was rushed to a private hospital; he succumbed to his injuries after 48 hours.

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Another victim Ayub, resident of Hafizabad, died in the hospital while his mother and sister have also been killed in the blast.

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The bodies were handed over to the family members for burial, after completing medico-legal formalities.


A suicide bomber, whose sketch has been prepared, blew himself near a gate of Gulshan Iqbal Park on Sunday evening, killing dozens on the spot and injuring over 300 people.

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A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been formed to investigate into the deadly blast.

A Pakistani injured man from a bomb blast talks on his cell phone at a local hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, March, 27, 2016. A bomb blast in a park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore has killed tens of people and wounded scores, a health official said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chuadary)

According to Punjab Home Department’s notification, SP Counter-Terrorism Department will be the convener while representatives of ISI, IB, incharge investigation Iqbal Town and SHO CTD police station are included in the Joint Investigation Team.

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced Rs1 million each for heirs of Lahore terror attack victims.

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Security officials gather at the site of a blast outside a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza TEMPLATE OUT

The PM said the serious injured person will receive Rs300,000 each, while minor injured persons will get Rs150,000 each.