SUKKUR: Deputy Commissioner Shikarpur (DC) Haadi Bukhsh Zardari said here Friday evening that the death toll from a blast in Shikarpur Imam Bargah has jumped to 58.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sindh has announced to observe a day of mourning on Saturday. He urged all PPP leaders to wear black arm bands to mourn the brutal incident.
According to SSP Shikarpur, Saqib Ismai Memon the explosion took place inside an imambargah in Lakhi Dar area during Friday prayers.
Heavy contingent of Rangers personnel arrived at the scene while local residents shifted the injured to nearby hospitals.
In the meantime Pakistan Army medical teams also reached to attend the injured.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), four ambulances as well as doctors and paramedics reached the scene of the explosion to help the local administration’s efforts in relief and rescue operations.