Death toll in Karachi’s Maskan Chowrangi explosion rises to 6

Pic21-005 KARACHI: Oct21- Security Troops and rescue workers look for survivors in damaged building due to the explosion in provincial capital on Oct. 21, 2020 as Police and rescuers say a powerful blast has ripped through a multistory building in Gulshan-i-Iqbal area. ONLINE PHOTO by Sabir Mazhar

Karachi (HRNW) The death toll in the explosion at a building near Karachi’s Maskan Chowrangi has risen to six.

The sixth victim was a 19-year-old male. He passed away on Friday at Patel Hospital.

Five people were initially killed and 30 injured in the October 21 explosion at Meezan Bank in Allah Noor Apartments opposite the Karachi University Maskan Gate.

According to the Bomb Disposal Squad, the blast occurred due to a gas leak. An FIR was registered at the Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station on Thursday.

The entire bank was destroyed in the explosion as were the building’s pillars, which weakened the structure. Businesses were located on the ground and mezzanine floors of the building while apartments were located on top. The building has now been vacated.


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