KARACHI: At least 5 people have died and 20 others got injured in a blast near Maskan Chowrangi in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.
Law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the site, but the nature of the explosion has not been confirmed.
According to the police the blast occurred in Meezan Bank. The explosion was reported in a four-story Allah Noor Apartments in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
The blast is likely to have taken place on the second floor of a building. Eyewitnesses reported that windows of nearby buildings were also damaged.
According to the rescue officials, the injured have been shifted to the nearby hospital. CM Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the blast and asked for a detailed report from the Karachi commissioner.