Karachi cylinder blast death toll rises to 14

12:00 PM, 5 Jun, 2024
Karachi cylinder blast death toll rises to 14

KARACHI: The death toll from the cylinder blast in Karachi has risen to 14, as three more victims succumbed to their injuries. 
Dr. Khalid Bukhari, Medical Superintendent (MS) of Dr. Ruth K. M. Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), says that three more victims of the blast died during treatment at the Burns Centre.
Currently, nine injured people are receiving treatment at the civil hospital, with seven of them in serious condition. Dr. Bukhari mentioned that two of the deceased had suffered 100pc burns.
The tragic cylinder blast occurred in the Preetabad area of Hyderabad, igniting a fire that caused massive damage to nearby buildings. Several persons who suffered burns in the incident were promptly transported to the hospital.
In response to the incident, LPG shops in the city have been closed by the district administration. The deputy commissioner concerned says that those running LPG business will now be required to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) and will no longer be permitted to operate within populated areas. Instead, they will be allowed to conduct their business on highways.