Powerful blast in Karachi, casualties reported

*KARACHI: At least one person was killed and nine persons sustained injuries in a powerful explosion in Karachi’s Saddar Town on Thursday night. *

According to the initial reports, a powerful explosion hit one of the busiest business centres in Karachi’s Saddar Town on Thursday night at Dr Daud Pota road. At least six to seven persons sustained wounded in the blast while several vehicles were completely destroyed in the incident.

It is suspected that explosive material was hidden in the heaps of garbage at Dr Daud Pota road.

Due to the powerful blast, window glasses of several buildings. Eyewitnesses told ARY News that several persons on motorcycles and cars got injured in the blast who were passing through the street.

The wounded persons were immediately shifted to nearby hospitals. According to hospital sources, a person succumbed to injuries at the hospital.

Heavy contingents of police and Rangers cordoned off the whole area, whereas, the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) started the investigation to ascertain the genre of the explosion.

It was learnt that a government vehicle was passing through the road at the time of the explosion. The government workers travelling in the vehicle got injured and have been shifted to the hospital and their condition is out of danger.