14 die in Pakistan truck blast

2010-06-28 11:08
Local residents and media gather next to the wreckage of a truck at the site of an explosion at a depot on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Pakistan. (Pervez Masih, AP)

Local residents and media gather next to the wreckage of a truck at the site of an explosion at a depot on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Pakistan. (Pervez Masih, AP)

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Hyderabad - At least 14 people were killed on Monday when a blast hit Pakistan's southern city of Hyderabad, a hospital official said, but police said it was not immediately clear what caused the explosion.

"According to initial reports, the blast occurred in a truck which was parked in a truck stand," Hyderabad police chief Fayyaz Leghari told Reuters.

"We cannot say at the moment whether it was a bomb, or something else caused the blast," he said.

Nawaz Abbasi, a medical superintendent at the Liaquat University Hospital, said his hospital had received 14 bodies, and at least 30 injured people.

Hyderabad is located 160km north of the southern financial capital of Karachi.
 

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