Nine injured in Karachi’s explosion at Lasbela Chowk
LAHORE MIRROR — A gas explosion in Karachi’s Lasbela Chowk has left at least nine individuals injured and caused significant damage to several shops.
The explosion took place on a drain, which was also the foundation for the constructed shops. Both eyewitnesses and officials have confirmed the occurrence of the blast.
Videos from the scene depict concerned individuals gathered around, while rescue workers diligently assess the extent of the damage. The explosion was powerful enough to prompt residents of a nearby building to evacuate as a precautionary measure.
Authorities from Rescue 1122 have stated that the explosion was a result of gas accumulation in the area. The force of the blast caused various items from the shops to fall into the drain.
Lasbela Chowk holds a crucial role as a roundabout connecting the older and newer parts of the sprawling metropolis. In response to the incident, a significant number of rescue workers swiftly arrived at the scene. Notably, the Edhi Foundation’s office was situated in close proximity to the blast site.
The injured victims, including individuals such as Naseeruddin (23), Usman (20), Khurram (22), Laal Muhammad (35), Muhammad Ijaz (24), Hafeez (23), Mansoor Ali (40), and Arif (38), were transported to Civil Hospital for medical treatment. As investigations into the cause of the explosion continue, authorities are actively working to ensure the safety of both the affected area and its residents.