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Explosion in Karachi, Pakistan, 1 dead, more than 10 injured


Karachi blast: The area around the blast site is densely populated, according to the report. (Representative)

Karachi:

An explosion ripped through the Bombay Bazaar in Karachi’s Kharadar district on Monday night, injuring several people, local media reported.

Police and rescue workers quickly rushed to the scene to treat the injured and determine the cause of the blast, Saama TV reported.

The area around the blast site is densely populated and is a busy business center of the city. Traders here sell plastic products, textiles and hardware items, according to the report.

Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab said at least six people were rushed to a nearby hospital in injured condition. However, he said that number could increase.

Hospital officials later confirmed they had received the body of one woman while 10 others were brought in in injured condition.

While the exact cause of the blast has yet to be identified, residents have suggested that the blast could have been caused by an explosive device, Saama TV reported.

Earlier, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said they had dispatched police contingents to the scene.

“Police contingents have arrived at the scene. As soon as we know more, we will share information about it,” he said, adding that he did not wish to speculate on the nature of the explosion.

Previously, on May 12, a bomb explosion in the Saddar region left one dead and 13 injured. Police had said a Pakistan Coast Guard vehicle was a possible target. However, personnel aboard the vehicle remained unharmed.

Reports of the explosion come weeks after a suicide bombing in late April at the University of Karachi killed three Chinese professors and a local.

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