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Karachi Building Explosion

At least five people killed and 25 others injured in an explosion at a residential building in Gulshan-i-Iqbal area of Karachi. Cause of blast is yet to be ascertained.

The blast near Maskan Chorangi occurred around 9:00 am and badly damaged flats at the first two floors of the multi-story building.

Windows of nearby buildings as well as some vehicles were also damaged in the explosion.

Police and rangers rushed to the spot and launched rescue operation. The injured and dead bodies were shifted to a nearby hospital. Some of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in an explosion in Karachi.

In a tweet, he expressed sympathy with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured.