8 devotees hurt in Raiwind cylinder explosion
Raiwind congregation (File Photo).
As many as 8 people sustained injured when an explosion hit the second phase of Raiwind congregation on Saturday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
As per reports, the blast ripped through the congregation when a gas cylinder exploded injuring 8 people. The rescue officials rushed to the spot and started shifting the injured to the Raiwind Hospital.
The Raiwind congregation has been consisted of two phases. Due to corona epidemic, the gathering has been limited in number and it has been held in phases for the last two years.
The first phase was ended with prayers on Nov 7 and was attended by delegates from Lakki Marwat, Karak, Bannu, Dir, Bajaur, Chitral, Pindi, Jhelum, Sargodha, Khushab, Bhakkar and Sindh.
The second phase was started on Nov 11 and will be ending tomorrow (Nov 14). Delegates from Kohat, Orakzai, Adamkhel, Malakand, Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Gujarat, Sialkot and Narwal are participating in it.
Traffic plan has been prepared, strict security arrangements have been made, more than two thousand personnel including 9 SDPOs, 27 SHOs are on duty under the supervision of three divisional officers.
More than 30 PRU’s and Dolphin teams have also been deployed under the supervision of SP Dolphin.
Seven parking stands, twenty forklifts have also been arranged, walk-through gates have been installed at entrances and exits.
For those coming from different areas, the way to reach the venue of congregation has been fixed through different routes. Stalls of various items have also been set up around the congregation place.
Reporter Fahad Bhatti