One lifeless, practically dozen injured as blast rips by way of Karachi’s Kharadar space

One dead, nearly dozen injured as blast rips through Karachi's Kharadar area


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KARACHI: A blast ripped through the Kharadar area of Karachi on Monday evening, leaving one woman dead and nearly a dozen people, including a police officer, injured, Geo News reported.

The nature of the blast, which occurred at a warehouse in Kharadar’s crowded Bolton Market, is being ascertained as police and rangers personnel have reached the site of the incident. Meanwhile, the injured have been shifted to a hospital.

Eyewitnesses said that the sound of the blast could be heard in faraway areas, while blazing fire could be seen as people started running here and there in a panic.

The fire brigade reached the site of the incident and doused the flame. A police mobile was damaged in the blast as well, but it is premature to say that it was the target of the blast.

The development comes four days after an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the Saddar area left one person dead and 13 injured. The terror incident is still under investigation.

More to follow.



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