Google – the world’s largest search engine has lit a candle on its Pakistani homepage in the memory of the victims of the Quetta bomb blast. Google adds different kinds of images on its website in memory of the important events. The company calls these images as Google Doodle. These pictures are intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements, and people.
After a suicide bomb blast occurred at the Emergency Department of the Civil Hospital, Quetta mainly targeted at a group of lawyers; the leading search engine has introduced a new Google Doodle, which shows a candle. When a person hovers the mouse pointer on this candle, a message appears, which reads, “In memory of the victims in Quetta.”
Earlier, Facebook activated its “Safety Check” service soon after the disaster. In the case of any accident, you can tell friends if you’re safe and check to see if they’re safe, too via Facebook’s Safety Check feature. The social networking websites, search engines, and many other online platforms are expressing great concerns over the Quetta blast. More than 70 people were died in the unfortunate event.
According to the media reports, the blast took place soon after several lawyers brought dead body of President Balochistan Bar Association Bilal Kasi for the autopsy, who was earlier gunned down on Mannu Jan road. 102 people were injured, most of them were transferred to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Quetta.
While talking to the media, Director General Health Services Balochistan Dr. Masood Nosherwani said 26 critically injured patients were being shifted to Karachi for further medical treatment. According to the police, it was a suicide attack in which eight kilograms of explosives were used. Moreover, the lawyers on strike in different cities after the blast.
International community has condemned the blast and reiterated its support for Pakistan in the ongoing war against the terrorism.