Karachi, June 27 (ANI): At least four persons, including a woman, were killed and 26 others injured when a powerful blast rocked a firecracker factory, which was being run in a residential building, here.
The blast which took place in the Gharibabad area of the city was so powerful that it destroyed the factory building completely besides damaging several adjacent buildings.
All the injured persons, including seven children and eight women have been admitted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Television footages showed rescue workers pulling out injured persons amidst the rubble of the building.
According to the sources, a gas pipeline passing through the area also exploded after the blast which made the matter worse.
Chaos prevailed in the area after the blast, and the police had to resort to baton charge to disperse the crowd so that the relief and rescue teams carry on their work without any hindrance. (ANI)