Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Kabul blaze death toll mounts to 11

Kabul blaze death toll mounts to 11

By
On
Jul 05, 2012 - 12:03

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Eleven people were killed and nearly 155 others injured when gas cylinders stored in a factory exploded, igniting a massive blaze in the Paktia Kot locality on the eastern outskirts of central capital Kabul, authorities said on Thursday.

Kabul police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanikzai said 11 individuals died in the fire that let 155 others injured. As of 11am, a low-intensity fire raged at the site, he told Pajhwok Afghan News.   

On Wednesday afternoon gas cylinders stored in factories exploded, triggering a huge fire that damaged nearby houses and shops. Nearly seven companies were extensively damaged in the incident. 

Officials on Wednesday night said two people died and 54 others suffered injuries. Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon spokesman Dr. Ghulam Sakhi Kargar Noor Awghali confirmed eight dead bodies and 83 injured people were brought to the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan, Istiqlalal and Jamhooriat hospitals.

At least 20 victims, mostly male workers of the companies, were in critical condition, he said.

Police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi said shrapnel landed in nearby houses, when the gas cylinders exploded, forcing residents to vacate the area.

One eyewitness said the blasts took place at around 4:30 pm in the Pul-i-Charkhi neighbourhood near a base of French troops.

myn/vp/mud

 

 

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Advertisement

Twitter Update