Pakistan

Karachi blast: 14 killed, at least 12 injured

KARACHI: At least 14 people were killed and 12 others injured in a blast that took place at Paracha Chowk in the city’s Shershah neigbourhood on Saturday. A search and rescue operation is currently underway and the toll may climb higher.

PTI MNA Alamgir Khan’s father is among those to have died in the explosion, PTI-Karachi president MPA Khurram Sher Zaman said.

He also said that among the injured, four are in critical condition.

Police said the blast took place in a gas pipeline running through a nullah located in the area, causing immense damage to the building of a private bank which was constructed atop it.

Rescue officials arrived at the scene to shift the injured to the Civil Hospital for treatment.

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