Fatal gas cylinder explosion in Karachi leaves 1 dead, 6 injured

Gas cylinder explosion in Karachi’s New Challi area on Tuesday resulted in one fatality and six injuries.

The blast, occurring in a shop in the generator market, ignited a fire, scattering goods onto the street. Rescue teams have confirmed the casualty and injuries.

The SSP City mentioned that the shop’s roof collapsed, prompting a search for a potentially trapped individual.

Additionally, the bomb disposal squad has been summoned for investigation.

This incident reflects the susceptibility of gas cylinders to explosions, often due to factors like poor quality or improper handling during refilling.

In a similar event in December 2023, three died and 17 were injured in Karachi’s Machar Colony when a building collapsed following a gas cylinder blast during gas transfer.