Two killed at Pakistan celebrate cricket success

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The Independent Online

Two people were killed and several others injured by gunfire as Pakistan celebrated their World Twenty20 victory yesterday.

Thousands poured onto the streets in Pakistan's towns and cities and shots were fired in celebration soon after Younus Khan's side secured an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the final at Lord's.

A 10-year-old girl and a young male were accidentally killed in the shooting, the Dawn reported.

The girl was watching the celebrations from an upper floor balcony in Nazimabad when she was struck by bullets. She died immediately.

A young man was similarly injured near Safoora Chowk and was rushed to a nearby government hospital where he was declared dead.

Government hospitals in Pakistan admitted several others with gunshot wounds, the report added.