Elderly woman killed in gas leak blast

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Staff Reporter
An elderly woman was killed in an explosion caused by gas leakage in a house in Karachi’s
Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighbourhood on Saturday morning.Police relayed the incident happened in Gulshan-
e-Iqbal’s Block Five.The woman aged between 60-65 years burned to death when a fire engulfed the
ground floor of the house after a loud bang due to gas leakage, they said, adding the blast occurred at
around 9:30. Upon being informed of the incident, police and Rangers personnel as well as firefighters
reached the scene. Initial investigation points to gas leakage as the probable cause of the blast.The body
of the deceased was shifted to hospital and will be handed over to relatives for her last rites after
medical examination. The deceased’s husband said her wife being aged couldn’t escape the raging
flames while other family members scurried to save their lives.A day earlier, one person was killed in a
fire at a factory in Karachi’s Korangi Industrial Area.