Explosion in Karachi, Pakistan, 1 dead, more than 10 injured

Karachi blast: The area around the blast site is densely populated, according to the report. (Figurative)


An explosion rocked the Bombay Bazar in the Kharadar area of ​​Karachi on Monday night, injuring several people, local media reported.

Police and rescue teams quickly arrived at the scene to treat the injured and take into account the cause of the explosion, Saama TV reported.

The area around the blast site is densely populated and a busy commercial center of the city. Merchants here deal in plastic items, textiles and hardware, according to the report.

Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab said at least six people were rushed to a nearby hospital as injured. However, he said that this number could increase.

Hospital officials later confirmed that they had received the body of one woman, while 10 others had been brought in in wounded condition.

While the exact cause of the explosion has not yet been identified, locals suggested that the blast could have been caused by an explosive device, Saama TV reported.

Earlier, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said police contingents had been dispatched to the scene.

“Police contingents have arrived at the scene. As soon as we know more, we will share information about it,” he said, adding that he would not like to speculate on the nature of the explosion.

Previously, on May 12, a bomb explosion in the Saddar area left one dead and 13 wounded. Police had said a Pakistan Coast Guard vehicle was a possible target. However, the vehicle’s personnel were uninjured.

The reports of the blast come weeks after a suicide attack in late April at the University of Karachi that killed three Chinese professors and a local.

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