Six killed 7 injured in Peshawar blast

Peshawar: At least six people have been killed and seven injured in blast that occurred inside a mechanical workshop near Scheme Chowk in the city on Thursday.

Police say the blast took place inside a car workshop that caused huge damage to various cars standing inside the workshop.

The injured have been shifted to Lady Read Hospital. Six of the injured succumbed to injuries while seven of them have been given medical treatment in hospital where condition of two injured is stated to be serious.

SP Rural Rahim Shah told media that about 20 kg explosive was used in the blast that completely destroyed the car and workshop. various cars were destroyed in the blast. A crater has been formed on the spot of the blast. The area has been cordoned off by the police.

Eye witnesses said that the blast occurred in white car that was brought to workshop for technical fault correction. soon after the blast rescue workers of 1122 and volunteers of Al-Khidmat Foundation reached to the spot and shifted the injured to hospital.