Explosion at Lasbela Chowk in Karachi Leaves 8 Injured


Eight individuals have sustained injuries in an explosion that occurred near Lasbela Chowk in Karachi, Pakistan. The incident took place on Friday, and the injured have been immediately transported to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medical treatment.

Dr. Summaiya Syed, the police surgeon, stated that one of the injured is in a relatively serious condition. However, authorities are awaiting the final report from bomb experts to determine the exact cause of the explosion. It is noteworthy that none of the eight injured individuals have life-threatening injuries.

Initially, police officials reported that nine people were injured in the incident. However, later Soldier Bazar police Station House Officer, Pir Shabbir Haider, announced that the Bomb Disposal Squad’s report ruled out the possibility of a blast or any terror-related activity.

SHO Haider revealed that there is a closed-off drain near the Hashmani cloth market, which even locals were unaware of. Additionally, construction activities had been carried out on top of it. The explosion caused significant damage to the road above the drain, with SHO Haider describing it as huge. The incident took place when people were gathering for Friday prayers, and the number of injuries could have been much higher, reaching up to 200 to 300 due to the busy commercial nature of the area.

Furthermore, two vehicles, including a car, were damaged during the blast. However, the shops in the vicinity did not experience significant losses.

In conclusion, investigations are underway to determine the cause of the explosion that left eight individuals injured in Lasbela Chowk, Karachi. Authorities are eagerly awaiting the bomb experts’ final report to shed light on this unfortunate incident.


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