Blast in snow factory in Karachi, Pakistan, 8 killed, 30 injured

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Blast in snow factory in Karachi, Pakistan, 8 killed, 30 injured

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Karachi, 23 December: At least eight people were killed and 30 others were injured in an explosion in a boiler in a snow factory in Karachi city of South Pakistan. The blast in the factory located in the New Karachi industrial area on Tuesday night was so severe that three more factories in the vicinity were severely damaged while glass panes broke in houses in the nearby residential area.

Police said on Wednesday that a large part of the boiler fell about 250 yards away after the explosion, causing damage to other factories and residential facilities. According to rescue team officials, eight bodies have been removed from the debris while 30 injured have been taken to the hospital.Also read: Chinese citizens narrowly escaped terrorist attack in Karachi.

An official associated with the relief work said, “The damage was caused due to chemicals stored in drums in the ice factory.” Police said the owner of the factory lives in Canada with his family.

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