Ashraf added, "At least 35 people have suffered injuries in the incident".
"Due the impact of the blast, I fell on the ground". The blast has also resulted in shattering of windows in the nearby buildings which has also led to the damage in 2 and 4 wheeler that were parked near its vicinity.
A large number of people in the area came out on roads after the explosion. The explosion has led to the development of a huge crater in the blast site.
The blast also triggered a power-cut as high voltage electric wires too were damaged.
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According to police, the initial investigation suggested that the truck was carrying crates of apricot being transported from Swat to the city. The truck had been at the stand for the last three days.
What surprises one is how the truck managed to reach Lahore after traveling 698 kilometers unchecked.
The injured, including women and children, were rushed to nearby hospitals. At least four injured were said to be in critical condition in Mayo Hospital. "The rescue officials recovered the bodies after several hours of removing the debris", she told reporters.
In February, a suicide bomber martyred 14 people, including senior police officers, when a suicide bomber hit close to the Punjab Assembly in Lahore when hundreds of demonstrators had gathered for a protest. He also directed the authorities to investigate the incident. Incidentally, Nawaz Sharif's cancelled Sunday rally was scheduled to pass through the route where the truck was parked, leading some to conclude that the former Prime Minister might have been the intended target. His rally would have passed by the point as per the earlier plan.