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Blast in Karachi leaves 5 dead and more than 20 injured

Blast in Karachi leaves 5 dead and more than 20 injured

In an explosion that took place in Karachi five individuals lost their lives and 28 others were injured. It is said that the gigantic blast occured due to a gas spill in a multi-story private structure close to Maskan Chowrangi in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Geo News announced.

Seven of the injured are supposed to be in a critical condition. The security forces cordoned off the region after the blast.

The bomb disposal crew and anti-terrorism authorities were yet to decide the reason for the blast, said the Police chief, Mushtaq Mahar.

A police official said introductory examinations proposed that the blast might have been caused because of gas spill. The authority said no hint of an improvised explosive device (IED) was found at the scene.

“A stove burner was found at the crime scene. The burner has been handed over to area’s police,” the BDS was quoted as saying in its report.

The incident occurred a day after five people were harmed when an IED bomb detonated at the entrance of a bus terminal in the Shireen Jinnah settlement region of the city.

Media reports said the blast was powerful to such an extent that it broke the windows of close by structures and furthermore harmed vehicles.

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