On Friday, a gas explosion at Lasbela Chowk in Karachi resulted in nine people being injured and damage to several shops. This incident occurred in an area where shops were constructed along a drain, a fact confirmed by officials and eyewitnesses.
The explosion prompted the evacuation of residents in a nearby building. According to information provided by officials from Rescue 1122, the explosion was caused by the accumulation of gas in the vicinity, leading to items from the shops falling into the drain.
Lasbela Chowk is a significant roundabout that serves as a link between the old and new parts of the city. The explosion site is in close proximity to the Edhi Foundation office.
In response to the incident, a substantial number of rescue workers quickly arrived at the scene, providing assistance to the injured and aiding people in moving to an adjacent building