8 killed, several injured in Karachi blast

Karachi, Dec 18 (UNI): Eight people killed and several injured in a blast in Karachi on Saturday.

Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Hospital Trauma Centre head Dr Sabir Memon confirmed to Geo News that the number of people who died as a result of the blast had swelled to eight.

Geo TV quoted initial reports as saying that the blast occurred in a nullah in city’s Sher Shah Paracha Chowk area.

According to the police, the blast occurred due to a gas leak in the nullah.

The blast has caused immense damage to the building of a bank. Among 12 injured people, two are in critical condition, the rescue sources said.

The Police and Rangers officials have cordoned off the area.

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