Death toll from Peshawar Police lines suicide blast reaches 93

Death toll from Peshawar Police lines suicide blast reaches 93

PESHAWAR – The death toll in the Peshawar mosque blast has climbed to 93 after dozens of dead bodies were taken out from the wreckage by the rescue teams during the operation that continued for hours.

With the latest updates, the number of causalities soared to 83, and over 157 people were injured, including 27 KP police personnel, as a suicide explosion rocked a mosque in Peshawar Police lines on Monday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa set one day of official mourning for the heinous attack that stunned the nation.

On Monday, a suicide bomber blew himself up when worshippers gathered in the mosque for afternoon prayers. A part of the mosque was also caved in due to the intensity of the blast.

Rescue teams and security forces were dispatched to the area which is said to be near Police Secretariat in the northern city.

Videos and pictures shared by social media users show horrific scenes as injured drenched in blood were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar for first aid.

Rescue workers and ambulances had rushed to the spot. They said they shifted the casualties to the nearby Lady Reading Hospital and the Khyber Teaching Hospital along with the Hayatabad Medical Teaching Institute.