Dasu Blast | Dasu incident has confirmed traces of explosives,terrorism cannot be ruled out: Pak
Blast in a bus in Dasu on Wednesday.  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- Explosion in a bus in Dasu of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday
- 13 people including 9 Chinese citizens were killed in this horrific explosion
- Pak earlier said that the gas leak in the bus caused the explosion.
Islamabad : Pakistan’s stand has changed now, which described Wednesday’s blast in Dasu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as an accident. Pakistan says that preliminary investigation has found traces of explosive material inside the bus and it cannot be ruled out as a terrorist incident. This change in Pakistan’s stand comes after China has said that it will send a team to investigate the blast. 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals, have been killed in the bus explosion. After the blast, Pakistan said that the incident of the blast took place due to a gas leak in the bus.
Dasu blast, terrorist incident not ruled out: Chowdhary
According to Dawn’s report, Information Minister Fawad Choudhary said in one of his tweets, ‘In the preliminary investigation of Dasu blast, it has become clear that explosive parts have been found. It cannot be ruled out being a terrorist incident. Prime Minister Imran Khan is personally monitoring the matter. Our government is in touch with the Chinese Embassy. Together, China and Pakistan will continue their fight against terrorism.
China will send a team of experts
China, which lost its citizens in the blast, wants the truth of the matter to come out. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters in Beijing, “A team from China will go to Pakistan to assist in the blast case.” It will be ascertained what caused the explosion. The security of Chinese citizens in Pakistan will also be reviewed. We have asked the Government of Pakistan to investigate this matter in depth.
9 Chinese civilians have been killed in the blast
At least 13 people, including nine Chinese civilians and two Frontier Corps soldiers, were killed when a bus carrying Chinese engineers and workers to the under-construction Dasu Dam project site exploded. Around 39 others were injured in the blast. The intensity of the explosion was so high that the bus fell into a deep gorge after the incident.
Qureshi informed his Chinese counterpart
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi briefed his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the SCO meeting in Dushanbe. He said that ‘it was an accident, there is no possibility of terrorist attack’. Contradictory statements are rarely seen in public between China and Pakistan who share an opinion on sensitive issues.
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