KARACHI: At least two persons were killed and multiple others injured Friday as a powerful explosion hit the Quaidabad area of Karachi, police said.
SSP Malir Irfan Bahadur said the blast took place under the Quaidabad flyover near a crowded area of the locality. He said the police were still trying to ascertain the exact nature and cause of the explosion.
Dr Seemi Jamali at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) confirmed the death toll. She said that five wounded persons were in critical condition at the hospital.
Power supply to the surrounding areas was disrupted following the powerful explosion, which could be heard from a distance.
According to information received to Media, the blast took place at a crowded place where several vendors set up their stalls.
Police have cordoned off the site and are looking for any clues.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and sought a report from the additional inspector-general of Sindh police.