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LAHORE:  Two persons died, while at least 17 people were left wounded after an explosion occurred in a house in Lahore’s Johar Town area.

According to the report, rescue, police, and bomb escort teams have reached the site of the incident, while the injured have been taken away to the city’s Jinnah Hospital.

Audiences say that the glass windows of nearby houses and buildings have been shattered. One of the buildings has been severely lost and some vehicles parked at the site of the blast have also been damaged.

Hospital officials say nearly two dozens people have bad injury and have been shifted to Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital via private cars and auto-rickshaws.

The Jinnah Hospital management has asked men to come forward and donate blood for the injured, adding that treatment is being provided to the wounded. According to hospital officials, the injured added one police official, a woman, and two children. Owing to the burns, the condition of all the injured is critical.

The sound of the blast was so loud that it was heard in faraway areas where people socked to listen to this. However, the nature of the blast has not been found out yet. An eyewitness told that an unknown individual parked a motorcycle near the house which later exploded.

Police have covered off the area for further investigation while traffic has been redirected.

CM Buzdar seeks details from IG police

After the incident, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has asked the Inspector-General of Police to deposit a detailed report of the blast to him.

Taking to Twitter, the Government of Punjab Declared that the CM has ordered an immediate investigation of the incident.

An emergency has been Announced in Jinnah Hospital to treat the injured, while Rescue 1122 and other relief organizations have been asked to expedite rescue activities.