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Peshawar blast death toll climbs to 108.

PESHAWAR, October 29, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The death toll from the car blast on Wednesday in Peshawar has mounted to 108 with over 150 injured while rescue sources say that more people could still be buried under the debris. Hospital sources in the provincial capital have confirmed that 160 people were brought there, and a list of 136 of these injured has been made visible inside the hospital premises. Condition of many injured is said to be serious and the toll is feared to rise further. According to details, the powerful blast that occurred at Pipal Mandi ripped near Meena Bazaar, Peshawar. The explosion triggered

fire in nearby shops while an old building came to ground with the heavy impact, which also caused damage to other surrounding buildings. Most of the buildings in the area had already been declared to be in poor condition. On the other hand, the rescue efforts in Peshawars Meena bazaar are still underway on second consecutive day and rescue teams claimed that it would be completed in some days. The joint rescue teams comprising Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) and Islamabad rescue teams are contributing in clearing off buildings rubbles, sources said. 40 members team of Capital Development Authority (CDA) are participating in the rescue operation. Witnesses and residents feared there might me more dead bodies caught under the debris while the rescue teams said the rescue process may last for several days.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Oct 29, 2009
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