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Karachi blast: SBCA terms explosion hit residential building ‘dangerous’


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Oct, 2020. 01:49 pm
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Karachi Blast

The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) declared the residential building near Maskan Chowrangi affected by the gas explosion today, ‘dangerous.’

According to the details Director, SBCA Ali Mehdi in his statement said the blast severely damaged the structure of the building.

He added that the affected building could lead to more major accidents. The building has been evacuated immediately, said SBCA Director. “Our engineers will inspect the building once it is completely evacuated.” He added.

Earlier today at least six people were killed and 25 others injured in a massive explosion in the upper portion of a  residential building located near Maskan Chowrangi in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals, where the condition of three people is said to be critical.

The explosion was so severe that the windowpanes of nearby buildings were shattered by the shockwave.

The first two floors of the building have been severely damaged, which has weakened the foundations of the building. The authorities faced difficulty in rescuing people stuck on the upper floors of the building as the staircase was damaged due to the blast.

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