HYDERABAD: The seasoned bomb disposal squad (BDS) official, Saleem Vistro, 49, on Wednesday succumbed to the serious wounds he had received a day earlier while defusing one of the 40 crackers seized from a group of five nationalist activists in Tando Allahyar.

Mr Vistro, a sub-inspector of the Hyderabad bomb disposal squad, was rushed to a Karachi hospital late on Tuesday night when his condition deteriorated at the Liaquat University Hospital in Hyderabad.

The official had defused 17 of the crackers in the playground adjacent to the Tando Allahyar police station but the 18th one exploded and caused serious wounds on his left hand and multiple wounds on some other parts of the body.

He died during treatment on Wednesday and was buried at the Cantonment graveyard in the evening.

Mr Vistro hailed from Naushahro Feroze.

Published in Dawn, October 30th, 2014

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