- Title: Wounded blast victims flood Kabul hospitals
- Date: 31st May 2017
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (MAY 31, 2017) (REUTERS) WOUNDED SOLDIER BEING GUIDED INTO HOSPITAL ENTRANCE VARIOUS OF BLAST VICTIMS LYING ON HOSPITAL BEDS BLAST VICTIMS LYING ON HOSPITAL BEDS, PEOPLE WALKING AROUND WARD HOSPITAL STAFF, MAN WALKING UP TO HOSPITAL BED MAN LYING ON HOSPITAL BED, BANDAGE OVER HEAD AND EYES HOSPITAL STAFF ATTENDING TO WOUNDED MAN BLAST VICTIMS, INCLUDING ZABIULLAH MANGAL, LYING ON HOSPITAL BEDS (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) BLAST VICTIM, ZABIULLAH MANGAL, SAYING: "I was working in the office when a powerful blast occurred. I collapsed under the desk and received injuries from shattered windows. Many of my colleagues were also wounded by the glass." WOUNDED MAN SITTING, BANDAGES ON HEAD AND FACE MAN WALKING AROUND HOSPITAL BEDS, BLAST VICTIMS LYING ON HOSPITAL BEDS BLAST VICTIM, GHULAM MOHAMMAD, LYING ON HOSPITAL BED (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) BLAST VICTIM, GHULAM MOHAMMAD, SAYING: "I was at my desk when I heard a terrible sound and became unconscious. I didn't know what happened to me and few minutes later when I opened my eyes I found myself under the desk and saw blood coming out of my shoulder. It was a dreadful explosion." VARIOUS OF BLAST VICTIM LYING ON HOSPITAL BED WITH DRIP, BANDAGED HEAD BLAST VICTIM LYING ON HOSPITAL BED WITH WOUNDED FACE AND ARM HOSPITAL STAFF ATTENDING TO WOUNDED MAN VARIOUS OF HOSPITAL STAFF ATTENDING TO WOUNDED WOMAN, LIFTING HER ONTO GURNEY EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL
- Embargoed: 14th June 2017 09:48
- Keywords: Afghanistan hospital blast wounded blast victims
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016J64Z0N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Hundreds of victims of a powerful bomb blast in the Afghan capital flooded the city's hospitals on Wednesday (May 31), many recounting how the blast knocked them off their feet and shattered glass around them.
A public health official said at least 80 people had been killed and more than 350 wounded in the explosion, which occurred during the morning rush hour in the centre of Kabul, sending clouds of black smoke into the sky above the presidential palace and foreign embassies.
The blast, which shattered windows and blew doors off their hinges in houses hundreds of metres (yards) away, was unusually powerful, with some reports saying it was caused by explosives concealed in a water tanker.
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