5 people have been killed and 25 got injured in an explosion near Maskan Chowrangi, Karachi.
As per reports, three people are in critical condition and two of the injured people are women.
Rescue, police and Rangers teams are at the scene. The area has been cordoned off and the bomb disposal squad examined the location.
It has determined that the explosion happened due to a gas leak in one of the apartments. It was earlier being reported that the explosion could have been a bomb blast because the noise and intensity of the blast was considered too loud to be a gas or cylinder-related explosion.
The police say the blast occurred within Meezan Bank. There were eighteen staff members in the bank at the time of the blast.
A security guard was killed and the marks on his body indicate that it was a gas blast, as per the initial report given to police officials.
The explosion was reported on the mezzanine floor of the 4-storey Allah Noor Apartments in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The apartments are opposite the Karachi University gate. The ground and mezzanine floors both belong to Meezan Bank.
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