More than 50 people have been killed and several injured after a suicide bomber detonate a bomb in a public park in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday.
It is speculated that the suicide bomber targeted Christians celebrating Easter in the park and most of the dead and injured are women and children. Bodies were lined up by the side of a fairground ride after the tragic bombing in which 65 people have been killed.
One eyewitness said there was chaos, with a stampede breaking out and children separated from their parents in the rush to escape.
No terrorist groups have yet claimed responsibility for the blast, which struck at the heart of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s political base of Punjab.
A medical superintendent at Jinnah Hospital, who gave his name only as Dr Ashraf, said more than 40 dead bodies had arrived at the hospital.
‘The number of injured stands at more than 200 people, most of them are in critical condition,’ he said. I fear the death toll will rise.’