In a heart-wrenching incident that shook the quiet village of Badal Sabzoi in Sindh’s Kandhkot district, tragedy struck on a seemingly ordinary Wednesday morning. A rocket explosion inside a residence claimed the lives of at least nine people, including five innocent children. The incident has left the community in shock and raised questions about the presence of such dangerous weaponry in a remote village.
On that fateful Wednesday morning at approximately 9:00 am, the peaceful village of Badal Sabzoi was shattered by a sudden and devastating explosion. The blast originated from inside a residence, taking the lives of nine individuals and injuring another. The victims included five children, whose promising lives were tragically cut short.
Local law enforcement agencies acted swiftly, cordoning off the area and launching an investigation into the incident. District Kashmore’s Senior Superintendent of Police, Rohail Khoso, confirmed the tragic event and the ongoing investigation. Additionally, an emergency was declared at the district hospital to ensure immediate medical attention for the injured.
Location and Victims
Badal Sabzoi is situated within the jurisdiction of the Goghat police station in Kandhkot, a remote and quiet part of Sindh. The victims were from the village and belonged to Union Council Malheer in the taluka of Kandhkot. This incident has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving them grappling with the loss of loved ones.
In the wake of the tragedy, a Rapid Response team was dispatched to the scene. They swiftly attended to the injured, ensuring they received the necessary medical care. Ten individuals were brought to the local taluka hospital for treatment. Thankfully, one of the injured, identified as 40-year-old Shaista, wife of Shah Ali, was discharged after receiving medical attention.
The incident did not go unnoticed on the political front. Provincial Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqir took immediate notice and directed the provincial police to launch a thorough investigation into the matter. The question that looms large in the wake of this tragedy is why a rocket was present in a remote village, and this question has prompted the authorities to act swiftly.
Demands for a Government Probe
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, has also raised his voice in the wake of this heart-wrenching incident. He called for a government-led investigation into the explosion, emphasizing the need to determine the circumstances that led to such a tragedy. Chairman Bhutto Zardari lamented the presence of criminal gangs in the katcha areas of Sindh and Punjab and urged the government to take decisive action to clear the region from such elements, ensuring the safety of its inhabitants.
The rocket explosion in the village of Badal Sabzoi has left a profound impact on the community of Kandhkot. The loss of innocent lives, including five children, is a grim reminder of the dangers that can lurk even in the remotest corners of our world. As authorities investigate the incident and politicians demand answers, it is imperative to uncover the truth behind this tragedy and take necessary measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. The people of Kandhkot and the entire nation mourn the lives lost and hope for justice and safety for all communities, no matter how remote they may be.