Child dies, 20 injured from aerial firing on New Year's eve in Karachi

| Updated: Jan 03, 2017 01:01 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 02 (ANI): A seven-year-boy lost his life while 20 others were injured from stray bullets fired during New Year's Eve celebrations in the provincial capital. Police said the shots fired into the air by people celebrating the coming year had resulted in the deaths and injuries, the Daily Times. Seven-year-old Subhan, who was travelling with his father on a motorbike, was hit by a stray bullet. 20 other people were injured in various localities of the city from aerial firing, the police added. Among those hit by the stray bullets was a seven-year-old girl, Ariba, as well as three other women, said Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali. "We received 10 people with bullet injuries from various areas," she said. Dr Jamali added that the girl's condition was critical as she had been struck in the abdomen. She had been referred to the National Institute of Child Health for further treatment. (ANI)