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Home explosion injures seven people at Karachi’s Soldier Bazaar – Pakistan | Instant News

Published in 09 April 2021 10:50 am

The injured included a woman and a child.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Seven people, including a woman and a child, on Friday were injured in a blast at a house in Soldier Bazaar Karachi. The incident occurred in the early hours.

Local residents rushed to the affected house after hearing of the explosion and rescued the wounded who had suffered from burns. The victims were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

A preliminary investigation said the explosion occurred in the indoor air-conditioning unit as a stove burned below it. Police said further evidence would be gathered and an investigation into the matter would continue.


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Three were killed, five were injured in the explosion in Karachi | Instant News


A woman and her children were killed and five others injured in the explosion that rocked a residential building near Mosamyat Chowk on University Road on Tuesday morning.

Initial investigations suggested the explosion was likely due to a gas leak.

The explosion, which tore through the pizzeria located in the building – Crown Gardens, left the restaurant and two neighboring realtors offices completely destroyed while three other shops were partially damaged.

Panic ensued and chaos broke out when the explosion occurred. The scale of the explosion was such that a K-Electric van capsized and increased the casualties.

LPG cylinders, computers, fans and several other items stored in the affected shops were blown into the air. In addition, several cars parked in the vicinity were damaged by the debris.

Rescue workers, police, Sindh Rangers and other law enforcement personnel arrived and closed the site. Bomb Disposal Troops (BDS) were also alerted.

Read: Two minors were injured in a gas explosion in Karachi

A rescue operation is launched and the victims of the explosion are transferred to the Jinnah Graduate Medical Center.

A woman, identified as Sadia, 35, and her children, three-year-old Abdullah and four-year-old Fatima, were pronounced dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, the injured victims were identified as Burhan Amir, 35, Fahad, 35, Ali Akbar, 25, Rehan Bashir, 25, and Javed Hanif, 28.

According to Gulistan-e-Jauhar SHO Azam Gopang, the restaurant was closed when the explosion occurred. Sadia lives near Kamran Chowrangi and was visiting her brother, whose flat is on the third floor of the Crown Garden, she said, adding that she was climbing the stairs, which are located directly behind the restaurant, when the air exploded.

The investigation started

Gulshan-e-Iqbal SP Maroof Usman said the explosion was likely due to a gas leak. But, he said, it was too early to determine the cause of the explosion.

However, when the BDS team came to check, they said they did not find any traces of explosives at the location.

BDS issued a permit certificate for the site and cited a gas leak as a possible cause of the explosion.

After their initial inspection of the location, the team said that the gas cylinder stored in the pizza outlet’s kitchen was most likely the culprit.

But sources at BDS also suggested that because the KE team was working nearby, it was possible that a spark had occurred in the pizza outlet wire or switch and that combined with the gas present in the restaurant caused an explosion.

Meanwhile, SHO Gopang added that the shop owner, Aslam, was called and he said he had rented out the shop to the people who run the restaurant.

However, SHO said, Aslam had been summoned to the station. East DIG Saqib Ismail Memon and East SSP Sajid Sadozai also visited and inspected the scene of the explosion.

They directed the police to immediately complete the investigation.

Read more: Woman, four children died in gas explosion

Third in six months

This is the third explosion that has occurred in the metropolis in six months.

At least six people were killed and several others were injured when shaken explosion took place on the ground floor of a residential building near Maskan Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on October 21, 2020.

In addition, BDS initially claimed that the explosion was due to a gas cylinder explosion, but later reports indicating the presence of explosives surfaced.

Samples collected from the site were sent for testing to a laboratory in Lahore but the matter remains a mystery to this day.

Likewise, at least eight people were killed and more than 35 injured when an ice factory kettle in the New Karachi Industrial Zone exploded on December 22.

The cause of the explosion is not yet certain.


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Mother, two children were killed in a Karachi pizza shop explosion | Instant News

KARACHI: A woman and her two children lost their lives while six others were seriously injured on Wednesday when a gas cylinder exploded at a restaurant in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. Panic and fear gripped the area as a loud explosion rang out. As well as casualties, the explosion also caused damage to three shops and vehicles, as well as shattered the windows of shops and surrounding buildings. The explosion occurred around 10:00 am at a restaurant serving pizza at the Crown Garden Apartments near Mosamiyat in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

After the explosion, ambulances from various welfare organizations reached the scene and transported the victims to the Jinnah Graduate Medical Center for medical-legal formalities and medical treatment.

The woman who died was identified as 32-year-old Fabia Ali and her children as four-year-old Fatima Ali and two-year-old Abdullah Ali. They are residents of Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 4.

“The woman and her children had arrived to visit her brother’s residence and had reached the steps of the building when the explosion occurred, killing them on the spot,” police said.

The wounded included Fahad, Ali Akbar, Javed, Burhan, Waqar and Rehan. Police said the explosion was very loud and also caused damage to three vehicles and three shops, including a pizza shop, a battery shop and an estate agent’s office.

A large number of law enforcement, including police and Rangers, reached the restaurant and closed the area. Experts from the bomb disposal squad were also summoned to the scene of the explosion to determine the real cause of the explosion.

Citing a preliminary investigation, police said the explosion occurred when a gas cylinder exploded at a pizza shop.

According to SSP East District Sajid Saduzai, the bomb disposal squad report said no explosives were found at the scene of the explosion and the explosion appeared to have occurred after a gas cylinder in the pizza shop kitchen exploded due to a gas leak.

An electricity supply company vehicle was also among the damaged vehicles and three of its employees were said to be among those injured.

Police said experts from the Sindh Building Control Authority were also called in to inspect the building after the explosion.

Earlier, on October 21, 2020, more than half a dozen people lost their lives and several others were injured after a loud explosion occurred in the densely populated Gulshan-e-Iqbal area in Karachi. The deadly explosion occurred in a four-story residential building plus land, Noor Apartments, which is located in Maskan Chowrangi within the jurisdiction of the Mobina City police station. The location of the explosion was directly opposite the gates of Karachi University.

Initially the police and bomb disposal team had claimed that it was a gas cylinder explosion, but later it was revealed that the explosion occurred because of an explosive device.


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Two of the three children were killed in the Karachi explosion near University Road | Instant News

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday confirmed that two children and a woman were killed in an explosion at a shop in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar city area.

The sound of an explosion was heard in an area far away due to its intensity.

As per police details, the explosion took place on University Road near the Al-Jadeed bend in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

A bomb disposal squad was called in to determine the nature of the explosion, police said.

The bomb disposal squad will determine whether the explosion was caused by a battery or from a cylinder explosion.

Meanwhile, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (JPMC) Executive Seemi Jamali said the bodies of the women who died in the explosion had also been taken to hospital.

The other four people with injuries also received treatment at the hospital.


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3 killed, 17 injured in cylinder explosion in Karachi, Pakistan | Instant News

April 07, 2021 14:18 I S

Karachi [Pakistan], April 7 (ANI): At least three people were killed and 17 others were injured in a explosion in Conformity, Karachi on Wednesday.
Two children, a woman was killed and 17 were injured in a cylinder explosion in Conformity, Karachi, TheRiseNews tweeted.

That explosion happened because of the explosion of the gas cylinder at the garage at KarachiCrown Garden Apartments, Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
As per Dunya News report, the explosion destroyed several nearby shops and parked cars.
Right after the incident, security forces arrived at the scene and took the victim to the nearest hospital. Further details are awaited. (ANI)


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