The blast in Karachi which took place at Paracha Chowk area of Shershah killed at least 14 people, including father of PTI MNA and Fixit’s Alamgir Khan. The powerful explosion took place at HBL due to the gas build-up in the nullah located beneath the bank’s premises.
PTI Karachi President Khurram Sher Zaman said the father of Alamgir Khan was amongst those killed in Karachi explosion. Meanwhile, there were over a dozen people injured in the blast and shifted to Civil Hospital for treatment.
The Bomb Disposal Unit (BDS) arrived on the scene and begun the initial investigation into the incident. The initial inquiry report of the BDS stated that the blast in Karachi had occurred due to build-up of gasses in the nullah.
The building where HBL was operating was built on a nullah and the build up of gasses caused a several explosion that tore through the bank’s premises and damaged nearby buildings as well, killing most of the customers and staff present inside. However, the BDS officials said that the counter-terrorism department was also probing the Karachi Blast.
Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah Orders Inquiry
The Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has ordered an inquiry into the Karachi Blast which took place at Paracha Chowk on Saturday. The CM has directed to submit a report of the findings, a Spokesperson of the Chief Minister confirmed.
CM Murad Ali Shah also ordered the secretary of health to provide the necessary facilities to the injured at the Civil Hospital in Karachi.
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