The District Coordination Officer (DCO) has called the explosion a bomb and not a cylinder blast.
According to details, the explosion took place in a rickshaw leaving 8 dead and dozens wounded. The explosion was intense enough to crack windows of nearby buildings.
The rescue teams, the bomb disposal squad and the law enforcement institutions became active right after the incident and rushed to the scene. The rescue officials transported the bodies and those wounded to the hospital.
An emergency has been declared at nearby hospital following the incident while those wounded are being given medical care.
The Nishtar Hospital management said that condition of some of the injured people is critical because of explosion’s intensity.
Meanwhile, the bomb disposal squad is collecting evidence from the blast site. The eyewitnesses said that the explosion took place right after an individual entered in a rickshaw.
The police have surrounded the area and evidence is being collected. The Central Police Officer (CPO) Multan said that the investigation is underway to determine the nature of explosion whereas the DCO called it a bomb blast.