Peshawar: Seven people died and 55 injured in the blast occurred inside Shafi Masjid Tableeghi Markaz (preaching center) on Pajagi Road Road on Thursday.
The blast occurred when a large number of people were gathered for Shabi Jumma in the mosque where a special sermon would be delivered after the Magrib prayer. The injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital where status of some of the injured is stated to be serious .
Thousands of people from various parts of Peshawar gather in Shafi Masjid Tabligi Masjid situated at Pajagi Road where elders deliver the sermon. There is huge car parking in the basement of the markaz.
Some of the eye witnesses said that the blast occurred when faithful were offering Maghrib Prayers. The blast was very powerful as it was heard in two Kilometer Radius.
Rescue workers have been busy to shift the injured to hospital. Some of the people said that the blast caused by a Cylinder. Bit it has not been confirmed that what thing actually caused the blast.
Hundreds of people also stay for the night and they bring cylinder to cook food for themselves. The volunteers in Tablegi Markaz are busy to clear the blast scene as some the people believe that all of the injured people have been shifted to LRH.
Emergency has been declared in LRH while appeals have been made for blood donation, as the number of injured is very high. Police has not cofirmed the cause of the blast. Bomb Disposal Unit is collecting the evidence to ascertain. the cause of the blast.