Confusion surrounds gas explosion in Karachi
KARACHI: Confusion surrounded an explosion near Qayyumabad Bridge in Karachi’s Defence area when three different reports regarding nature of the blast surfaced on Monday night.
The explosion was heard from far distances and spread fear among residents of neighbouring areas.
Sources in Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) suggest it was a cracker attack which destroyed walls of a sub-station, however, they added that gas records remained safe in the attack.
Whereas police sources said the explosion ripped through a gas pipeline near Qayyumabad Bridge injuring a policeman.
Later, the bomb disposal squad of Karachi Police suggested that it was an act of terrorism.
They said the planted bomb was detonated by a time device and around 200 kilos of explosive material was used in the blast.
Meanwhile, at least 15 more people lost their lives in the ongoing wave of violence in the financial capital of the country on Monday.