Three Chinese citizens among four dead in van blast at Karachi University

F.P. Report      

KARACHI: Four people including three Chinese nationals – two women and a male – were killed and scores others including foreigners and members of different faculties were injured when a van parked inside Karachi University caught fire after a powerful explosion on Tuesday.

The van was standing in front of the Commerce Department building when the blast occurred. The blaze engulfed the whole vehicle reducing it to ashes. Rescue officials confirmed death of four people including three Chinese nationals, saying their identification was in progress.

DIG Karachi East Muqaddas Haider also confirmed that three of the dead were Chinese nationals.

According to fire brigade officials, they have rushed fire tenders to the university after receiving the information about the blast.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has condemned the blast in the Karachi University and sought a reported from the interior minister.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah also briefed the prime minister about the casualties in the incident.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the blast in the Karachi University.

The chief minister sought a detailed report from the Karachi commissioner. He also directed deputy commissioner and superintendent of police east to immediate go to the blast site.

Murad Ali Shah also directed to shift all the injured of the blat to the Dow Hospital in Karachi.