Blast in Pearl Continental (PC) Peshawar
I was happy to see Pakistan made to the Super 8 in cricket. We had our dinner and at 10:00 (daylight saving time) when the light went off we went outside and sat on the veranda. I was talking with my father when I saw a huge ball of light. The stars were twinkling in the summer sky so I knew it wasn’t sky lightening.
I drew my father’s attention to it saying that I just saw a very unusual bright orangish light in the sky. He asked me the direction. I pointed my finger towards the North-East and while I was telling him… a huge boom followed. The ground under our feet shooked and our entire house vibrated like something. I felt strange sensation in my eardrums and felt as if my heart slipped into stomach and then it began to beat violently.
That was a bomb blast. I murmered.
PESHAWAR: At least five people were killed and 35 others injured in a powerful blast at a five-star hotel in Peshawar area of Saddar at Khyber Road, Geo News reported Tuesday.
The injured include mainly the servants of the hotel.
According to Geo News correspondent, the blast was so powerful that windowpanes of the nearby buildings broke. Soon after the blast, the power supply to the area has been suspended. The whole area is plunged into darkness.
The blast site is awash with smoke. The building caught fire soon after the blast. Several vehicles were destroyed in the blast. The sounds of gunshots are still being heard in the area.
At least 34 injured are being rushed to Lady Reading Hospital.
A large number of security personnel arrived on the spot and cordoned off the area. Khyber Road has been blocked for traffic.
DCO Peshawar said the blast occurred at PC Hotel, which killed 5 people and injured 25 people.
According to Geo News correspondent, miscreants drove two vehicles towards the hotel; however, they found barricades there, they turned to firing and moved to the mosque where the blast occurred.
According to sources, the extremists attacked the check post of the security
Source: Geo News