Death Toll Rises to 17 in Karachi Blast

On Saturday, a massive blast took place in Pakistan’s industrial capital Karachi in which as many as 14 people were killed at the site while around 15 were reported injured.

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Rescuer taking out dead body from the building in Karachi

Death toll in Pakistan’s Karachi blast has soured up to 17 now as another victim succumbed to injuries his injuries as reported by the local media.

On Saturday, a massive blast took place in Pakistan’s industrial capital Karachi in which as many as 14 people were killed at the site while around 15 were reported injured.

The police said that the reason behind the blast was “accumulated gas in the sewer beneath the building”.

Several cars parked around the building were damaged and windows of building in the vicinity were also shattered.

Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab said on Twitter, “Investigation is going on to ascertain the cause of the blast & necessary treatment is being provided to the injured.”

Mohammad Sameer, an eyewitness of the blast who was present at the site, told the news agency Al Jazeera, “Thank God I left the venue otherwise I would also been among the affected ones”.

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Pakistan Prime Minister also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the victims. He said, “My heartfelt prayers & condolences go to all the families of victims of the twin blasts at Sher Shah Paracha Chowk, Karachi. I am especially saddened to hear of the loss of our MNA Alamgir Khan’s father who also perished in the blast. May Allah give him strength to bear this loss”

Sui Southern Gas Company said in a statement that the pipelines in the area are intact and have not occurred any damage.


“It is important to note that neither were flames visible nor was there any smell of natural gas in the area — which is a clear indication that the blast is not linked to any of SSGC’s pipelines,” the statement added.

Sindh Chief Minister in which Karachi falls has said that an inquiry has been ordered into the matter.

The Chief Minster expressing his grief over the blast said, ““Police officers should be included in the inquiry so that all aspects [of the blast] can be investigated”.

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