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  • Blast takes place in nullah; causes massive damage to building located on top of it.
  • Four people in critical condition, says SMBB Trauma Centre head Dr Sabir Memon.
  • Police, law enforcement personnel busy in rescue operations.
KARACHI: Ten people were killed and at least others were injured in a blast that took place at the city's Sher Shah Paracha Chowk area Saturday.

Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Hospital Trauma Centre head Dr Sabir Memon confirmed to Geo News that the number of people who died as a result of the blast had increased to 10.

He also confirmed that among the injured, four are in critical condition.

Police said the blast took place in a nullah located in the area and caused immense damage to the building of a private bank which was constructed on the nullah.

The blast took place after gas from a Sui pipeline running through the nullah leaked and caused the explosion.

Rescue officials arrived at the scene to shift the injured to the Civil Hospital for treatment.

Eyewitnesses on the spot claim that there are many people who are buried underneath the debris of the building. Two heavy machines have been called at the site to remove the debris and rescue any persons trapped there.

A bomb disposal unit (BDU) has arrived at the location of the blast. Police and Rangers officials have cordoned off the area.

The BDU will be able to begin investigating the cause of the blast after police conclude their search operation.

 

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Is the gas explosion caused by the petrol/CNG station? No fire/scortch so was that just compressed gas explosion? Nonetheless, precious loss of life. Idk who to blame, the seemed illegal constrcution, Gas authrority or some malfuntioning station euipqment.
 
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Is the gas explosion caused by the petrol/CNG station? No fire/scortch so was that just compressed gas explosion? Nonetheless, precious loss of life. Idk who to blame, the seemed illegal constrcution, Gas authrority or some malfuntioning station euipqment.
Probably it was gas concentrated in nullah due to building over it. Nothing to do with gas company.
 

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Bomb blast won't collapse building like this. Gas went off below the foundations it seems
 

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It was a gas explosion in main drain line going underneath. Sadly, father of PTO MPA Alamgir Khan is also reportedly dead among other citizens. He was owner of a showroom nearby. Number of casualties may be around 15. Corrupt Officials will walk again freely.
 

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What is a nullah?

Earthen drain called Nullah by Karachiities and Naala by rest of Pakistan.
It was a gas explosion in main drain line going underneath. Sadly, father of PTO MPA Alamgir Khan is also reportedly dead among other citizens. He was owner of a showroom nearby. Number of casualties may be around 15. Corrupt Officials will walk again freely.

Is it true Alamgir khan is dead. ? The one who started FiXIT movement.
 

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Probably it was gas concentrated in nullah due to building over it. Nothing to do with gas company.

It's a collective duty of municipal and authorities having jurisdiction to make sure accumulation of hazardous gas is not possible within build up areas. The commercial industrial district is the first market out of the port.

The newly built Liyari express runs not far from here. The city's inadequate waste management systems are easily overwhelmed by sheer amount of construction work happening in the city where average ground water levels have depleted by 300 percent.
 

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strange few months bank there was a blast at a bank in Gulshan e Iqbal as well , it was also called gas blast .. there is a serious shortage of cooking gas probably annonymous afrad ki farting ka result
 

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