Death toll in Pakistan mosque blast rises to 47, says hospital

Rescue workers carry the remains of blast victims from the debris of a damaged mosque after an explosion inside the police headquarters in Peshawar on January 30, 2023. (Abdul MAJEED / AFP)
Rescue workers carry the remains of blast victims from the debris of a damaged mosque after an explosion inside the police headquarters in Peshawar on January 30, 2023. (Abdul MAJEED / AFP)

The death toll from a blast at a mosque inside a police headquarters in northwest Pakistan today has risen to at least 47, a hospital spokesman says.

Muhammad Asim Khan from Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital says more than 150 people have been wounded, while senior government official Shafiullah Khan tells AFP that the death toll is expected to rise even further as bodies are still being pulled from the rubble.

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