Three injured in Karachi manhole explosion

Explosion took place after gas accumulated inside a gutter near a Rangers check post


Our Correspondent January 14, 2016
Car damaged as a result of the manhole explosion in Karachi on January 14, 2015. PHOTO: AYESHA SALEEM/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Three people were injured in a gas explosion inside a manhole near a Rangers checkpoint in North Nazimabad's Block B on Thursday evening.

The explosion took place after gas had accumulated in the gutter. Those injured in the explosion were Dr Saud, Falakzada and Rafiq. Speaking to The Express Tribune, District West DIG Feroz Shah said that all the injured persons were out of danger.

"It was not a planted blast," he said, adding that it was not a terrorist attack. Law enforcement agencies cordoned off the site, as the explosion was heard in several areas and many believed it to be a terrorist attack targeting the Rangers check post.

The injured persons were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and were declared out of danger

COMMENTS (2)

Jeiy CM Shah | 5 years ago | Reply The injured persons have the right to ask for compensation for injuries. It was negligence of Department concerned which caused the injury.
Jeiy CM Shah | 5 years ago | Reply Alamgir, please paint CM Sindh at the gutter explosion site with your famous text " Fix It' , and add ' stupid ' at the end.
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