69 killed, 300 injured as suicide blast hits Pakistan on Easter

Updated: 2016-03-28 07:14


69 killed, 300 injured as suicide blast hits Pakistan on Easter

A Pakistani woman weeps as she stands next to an injured man outside a hospital following a suicide blast in eastern Pakistan's Lahore on March 27, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

All the recreational parks in the city were closed after the blast and people were directed to stay at home.

The injured people including a large number of women and kids were shifted to Jinnah Hospital and Sheikh Zaid Hospital where scores of them are said to be in critical condition.

Many of the injured were transported to the hospitals on taxis and auto-rickshaws by volunteers due to a shortage of ambulances.

Personnel from Pakistani army also reached at the blast site to shift the injured people to the hospital.

Hundreds of people arrived hospital to search for their relatives who went missing after the blast, but were stopped by the police at the main gate to avoid overcrowding inside the hospital as there was already not enough space for the blast victims.

The nurses said that they do not have enough beds to facilitate such a large number of injured people and many of the wounded victims were lying on the floor, bathed in blood and crying for medical aid.