Five persons were injured when a cylinder exploded in a flat near Safora Chowrangi in Karachi.There was a loud explosion on the third floor of a residential building near Meteorology and the flat caught fire shortly after the blast.Upon receiving the information, fire brigade, police, bomb disposal squad and rescue volunteers rushed to the spot and conducted rescue operation.
The blast and fire left five people burnt, including a child, two women and two men. The injured were taken to a private hospital for first aid and then to the Burns Ward of the Civil Hospital.
According to the police, during the preliminary investigation, it was found out that the flat where the blast took place had been closed for the last 6 months. ۔In the initial investigation, the police said the blast was the result of a gas leak, but further investigations are underway.