Peshawar, Pakistan – Following Pakistan’s victory over Afghanistan in the Asia Cup T20 tournament, celebratory gunfire erupted in Peshawar on Wednesday night, resulting in tragic consequences. Two individuals lost their lives, while three women sustained injuries due to stray bullets fired during the celebrations.
The deceased have been identified as Sudais, 22, and Khayyam, 25, both residents of the Mattani Addezai area of Peshawar. They fell victim to the hazards of aerial firing, a dangerous practice where firearms are shot into the air during celebrations.
In addition to the fatalities, three women were wounded in separate incidents of aerial firing reported in the Dalazak Road, Nothia, and Kotla Mohsin Khan areas of the city.
Local law enforcement has taken action by detaining 41 individuals believed to be connected to the incidents of aerial firing. However, this unfortunate event has sparked demands from the bereaved families, urging the government to take strong measures against the proliferation of illegal weapons within the city.
The cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan took place at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi and concluded with Pakistan winning by one wicket in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup T20 tournament.