One dies, several injured in city cylinder blast

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A person died and four others sustained injuries in a cylinder blast in Karachi on Monday. According to the police, the blast took place at Khayaban-e-Jami, Phase-VII, Defence. The rescue teams rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation.

Police said that they were inspecting the nature of the blast. One of the injured persons was stated to be critical.
The officer said there were several gas cylinders inside the kitchen which were intact, hinting at the possibility of gas leakage or choking of a gas boiler that might have triggered the explosion.

He added that the police were probing the incident to ascertain the exact cause of the explosion and were seeking information about the company that provided cylinders to the food panda.

Separately, police surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed told media that six injured people were brought to the Civil Hospital Karachi.

“Two of them identified as Zohaib Maqsood and Amir Sagheer sustained minor injuries and burns while three others namely Aneel Noman, Adil Mehmood and Shahrukh Shahbaz were admitted for burns and physical injuries.”

Syed added that an unidentified man, aged 28 years, succumbed to his injuries during treatment due to extensive burns and trauma to the skull. Edhi Foundation spokesperson identified the deceased as Faiz.

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