There has been a tremendous explosion in the Shershah Paracha Chowk area of Karachi city of Pakistan.
Explosion in a drain in Pakistan’s Karachi city
There was a massive explosion in Karachi city of Pakistan on Saturday. The blast took place in the Shershah Paracha Chowk area of the city. In which 10 people have died and a large number of people have also been injured. Dr. Sabir Memon, head of the city’s Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Hospital Trauma Centre, confirmed to Pakistan’s Geo News that the death toll in the blast has risen to 10. At the same time, the condition of four of the injured remains critical. At present, his treatment is going on in the hospital.
Bomb disposal squad reached the spot
However, as a precaution, the Bomb Disposal Squad has reached the spot. Police and Rangers have also been deployed. At present, the area has been cordoned off. After the police complete the search operation, the Bomb Disposal Squad will be able to start an investigation into the cause of the blast. A statement has also been issued on behalf of Sindh Razors. It has been said in this statement that many people have been injured in the blast near Shershah Paracha Chowk.
Bank building and a nearby petrol pump damaged
City SHO Zafar Ali Shah said the blast took place in a drain located under a private bank in the area. He said the bank was given the notice to vacate the premises so that the drain could be cleaned. Shah said the bank building and a nearby petrol pump were damaged in the blast. The official said that it is suspected that the explosion took place due to the accumulation of gases in the drain under the building. Footage of the explosion showed a damaged building and debris lying on the ground. Damaged vehicles can also be seen at the blast site. People can be seen trying to clear the debris. There are also reports of people being buried under the rubble.