Cylinder blast in Karachi injures 2

It was reportedly heard in the Metroville SITE area.

Web Desk February 20, 2014
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KARACHI: A cylinder blast in a factory in Karachi injured two people, Express News reported on Thursday.

The explosion reportedly occurred in a factory in the Metroville SITE area. Police confirmed that two person was injured in the explosion.

The injured were taken to a local hospital for medical assistance.

It was reported that there were 200-250 workers present in the factory at the time of the explosion.

Fire brigade sent eight cars to the location of the blast which were able to bring the fire under control under 20 minutes.

Previous blasts

On February 18, a gas cylinder had exploded near the Steel Town area of the city. No loss of life or injuries were reported in the explosion.

On December 21 last year, a 24-year-old man was killed and a passer-by was wounded when a cylinder for pumping gas into balloons exploded near Mukka Chowk in Azizabad.

The deceased was identified as Muhammad Ali and used to live in the slum area in Azizabad. The police had said the cylinder was of poor quality and unsafe.


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