Blast in Lahore's Township kills at least one and injured over six

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Blast in Lahore's Township kills at least one and injured over six

LAHORE - Blast in Lahore's Township kills at least one and injured over six.

A blast in a refrigerator workshop in Lahore's Township area on Saturday left one person dead and at least six injured, according to police.

A police spokesperson said that an initial investigation had suggested that the blast took place as gas was being filled in a refrigerator. A 'Seerat-un-Nabi' conference was being held nearby, he added.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the Punjab counterterrorism department (CTD) said that a blast occurred "at about 7:50pm in front of a refrigerator workshop in Township, Lahore".

"According to an initial investigation, it seems that a compressor [blew up]. Pieces of the compressor have been found," said the statement, which added: "No traces of explosives have been found."