Death toll in Hyderabad cylinder explosion climbs to 27

The death toll in the Hyderabad cylinder blast incident rose to 27 as one more wounded child succumbed to his burns during treatment in a hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday. According to the news channels, the hospital administration confirmed the death of a four-year-old child named Bilal. There are 12 children admitted to the hospitals in Hyderabad and Karachi.

It may be mentioned here that heavy explosions occurred in a gas cylinder shop in Hyderabad last Thursday triggering subsequent blasts in other cylinders. The explosions caused fires in several nearby homes and injured more than 60 people including women and children.
The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Hyderabad, but due to inadequate facilities, 23 severely injured people including children were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi. 10 of these patients have died, while 13 remain in critical condition in Karachi.
The AMS of Civil Hospital Hyderabad Dr Aftab Phul told the media that 23 severely injured patients were transferred to Karachi, with most of the critically injured being children.
As per the announcement of the Sindh government, heirs of a deceased will get Rs1 million as compensation while the injured will be given half a million rupees each.

An explosion in a gas cylinder shop in Hyderabad's Preetabad area has claimed the lives of twelve people and left at least 52 others injured, 15 of whom are in critical condition.

The blast occurred in a densely populated area, with locals and rescue workers rushing to the scene to assist the victims. The seven victims included five children. Six of the victims died in Burns ward of Hyderabad's Civil Hospital, while one of the injured died on the way to Karachi. 

The crime scene was cordoned off, while the funeral prayers of the deceased were offered at Preetabad Eidgah. A total of 52 people were injured in the accident, out of which 27 were shifted to Karachi and 10 were undergoing treatment in Hyderabad. 

According to Dr Khalid Bukhari, MS of the Civil Hospital, the condition of all the injured persons was critical. The hospital administration sounded an alert, and staff are working tirelessly to provide medical aid to the victims.

SSP Hyderabad Farrukh Linjar visited the hospital and directed the staff to provide all possible assistance to the injured. He confirmed that 30 people were injured in the blast, most of whom were children.

The relatives of the patients protested the lack of treatment facilities in the hospital, prompting the administration to call in the Rangers. Governor Sindh, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, and Chief Secretary Sindh have expressed regret over the incident and called for a full and transparent investigation.

The Chief Minister has directed Commissioner Hyderabad to ensure that all possible resources are utilized for the recovery of the injured and that those in critical condition be referred to Karachi for further treatment.

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