Karachi: At least three people were injured in a blast near the Mehmoodabad Gate in Karachi Friday morning.
Police and rescue officials have reached the site and are trying to cordon it off. The bomb disposal squad has been called in as well.
It was initially suspected that the blast occurred because of the accumulation of gas in the Mehmoodabad nullah.
Police clarified that the blast did not take place in the stormwater drain. “The explosion occurred in a blocked sewerage line in front of Mehmoodabad police station,” he told.
This is the second gas explosion in Karachi this month. Last week, 18 people were killed after a bank building near Shershah’s Paracha Chowk was destroyed following a gas explosion.