A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 52 people.

The suicide attack took place shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer killed in a shooting earlier in the day was brought to the government-run facility, senior police official Zahoor Ahmed Afridi told The Associated Press. However, it was unclear if the two events were connected.

Nearly 100 lawyers and other people had gathered there at the time, he added.

Television footage from the site showed scenes of chaos, with panicked mourners fleeing through debris as smoke filled the corridors of the emergency ward.

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