Explosion claims 5 lives in Karachi

Thursday, 22 October 2020

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (Xinhua): At least five people were killed and 20 others injured in an explosion inside a multi-storey building in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday morning, rescue workers said.
The injured including women have been shifted to different hospitals and five to seven out of them are in critical condition, Faisal Edhi, head of rescue organization Edhi Foundation told Xinhua, adding that two of the killed were security guards of a bank located inside the building.
The explosion happened at about 9:30 a.m. local time at the first floor of the building with both commercial and residential settlements, an eyewitness told Xinhua, adding that the impact of the blast was so strong that it not only destroyed the first and ground floor of the building, but also broke glass windows of nearby buildings.