A blast ripped through the Kharadar area of Karachi on Monday evening, leaving one woman dead and as many as a dozen people injured.
The nature of the blast, which occurred at a warehouse in Kharadar’s crowded Bolton Market, is being ascertained as police and rangers personnel have reached the site of the incident. Meanwhile, the injured have been shifted to a hospital.
Eyewitnesses said that the sound of the blast could be heard in faraway areas, while blazing fire could be seen as people started running here and there in a panic.
The fire brigade reached the site of the incident and doused the flame.
The development comes four days after an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the Saddar area left one person dead and 13 injured. The terror incident is still under investigation.