The number of victims of explosion in Pakistan has risen to 50 people
At least 50 people died, 100 were injured in the explosion at the site of the mausoleum of Lal Shahbaz Kalandar in the Pakistani city of Sehwan-Sharif in Sindh, according to the newspaper Express Tribune with reference to the employees of the mausoleum and the office of the head of the province.
Earlier it was reported about at least 30 dead and 100 injured.
The explosion occurred Thursday night, when the mausoleum of the revered among the followers of Sufism poet and philosopher of Lal Shahbaz Kalandar (better known as Syed Muhammad Usman, Marandi) has traditionally been a Sufi rituals with the participation of a large number of believers.
Explosion inside Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in #Sehwan; at least 50 deadhttps://t.co/QxS11SBrQI#Blast #Sufi pic.twitter.com/Ir1sQJnnaO
— The Express Tribune (@etribune) on February 16, 2017
According to police, the explosion occurred inside the compound at the gate. Presumably, the explosion carried out by suicide — he threw a grenade, which didn’t work, and then detonated a suicide belt.