At least five people died and 20 others were injured in an explosion in a multi-storey building near Maskan Chowrangi in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal area on Wednesday, according to officials from the Edhi Foundation.
All injured and deceased were taken to Patel Hospital, the officials added.
CM Sindh takes notice of blast
Footage showed the infrastructure of the building was badly damaged. The blast was suspected to have taken place on the second floor of a building. Eyewitnesses reported that windows of nearby buildings as well as some vehicles were also damaged.
Pictures posted on media show the scenes in the area, with an army of ambulances queued up near the site of the explosion. All injured and deceased individuals have been taken to a nearby hospital.
The blast was suspected to have happened on the second floor of the building. Eyewitness accounts suggest the windows of nearby buildings and some vehicles were damaged. Bomb Disposal Squad confirms it was caused by gas leak