Four dead, several injured as blast rocks Quetta’s Serena Hotel
Four people died while several got injured in a blast in the parking of a four-star hotel in Quetta, reported 24News HD TV Wednesday.
The blast occurred in the parking area of Serena Hotel. Several vehicles parked in the area were damaged due to the intensity of the blast while the windows of near buildings also shattered due to the blast.
Soon after the blast, security forces reached the place and cordoned off the area while rescue teams are busy transferring the injured to the hospital.
The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained.
Talking to 24NewsHD TV, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said anti-state elements were trying to destroy the peace of the country and resolved that all the terrorists would met their end.
He said police officials were also among the injured and he was in contact with the provincial government and has directed to provide the best medical facilities to all the injured persons.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that condemned the blast and said that the Federal Ministry of Home Affairs is in close touch with the Balochistan government and a preliminary investigation related to the blast is underway.
وفاقی وزارت داخلہ حکومت بلوچستان کے ساتھ قریبی رابطے میں ہے اور ابتدائ تحقیقات کی جارہی ہیں جوں ہی دھماکے کی نوعیت اور نقصانات کا تعین ہو گا حکومت بیان جاری کرے گی۔۔ #QuettaBlast— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 21, 2021
Soon after the blast, #Quetta becomes the top trend on Twitter with people posting videos of the sad incident with many claiming the blast occurred inside the hotel and the death toll may rise.