At the very least 15 individuals, together with 11 ladies, have been killed in a stampede close to the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, Afghan officers confirmed earlier in the present day.
Taking to Twitter, the prime minister prayed for the early restoration of the injured and despatched condolences to households of the deceased.
Deeply saddened by the tragic deaths & casualties in a stampede in Jalalabad of Afghans desirous to get Pakistani visas. My condolences go to the victims households & prayers for early restoration of the injured.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 21, 2020
“Deeply saddened by the tragic deaths & casualties in a stampede in Jalalabad of Afghans wanting to get Pakistani visas. My condolences go to the victims families & prayers for early recovery of the injured,” he tweeted.
Earlier, the Overseas Workplace had additionally expressed grief over the scenario and known as upon Afghan authorities to make sure higher administration of the visa course of.
“We have received with sorrow and grief the news about the loss of precious Afghan lives and injuries in a stampede at a stadium in Jalalabad, several kilometres away from the Consulate General of Pakistan, where applicants for Pakistani visas were being gathered under the arrangements of the provincial Afghan authorities,” mentioned the FO.
Stampede kills at the very least 15
The incident occurred in an open floor the place hundreds of Afghans had gathered to safe visas from the Pakistan consulate in jap Afghanistan.
Ten different individuals together with eight ladies have been injured within the stampede.
Sohrab Qaderi, a provincial council member in jap Jalalabad metropolis, the place the incident occurred mentioned of the 15 individuals useless, 11 have been ladies and a number of other senior residents have been wounded.
Two different provincial officers mentioned over 3,000 Afghans had congregated to gather tokens wanted to use for a visa to journey to Pakistan.