Man hurt, house damaged in gas explosion.

KARACHI -- A man suffered injuries in a gas explosion that partially damaged his house in Federal B. Area on Friday morning, police and rescue services said.

Jauharabad SHO Raja Afzal said that the explosion took place due to the leakage of the gas at a house in Block 14.

The sound of the explosion was heard miles away, spreading fear and panic among the people. Police, Rangers and rescue services rushed to the scene following the blast.

The injured, identified as Arshad, 40, was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for treatment.

The police called a Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) team to assess the nature of the explosion and damages.

Quoting the BDS report, the area SHO said that the ground floor of the house was completely destroyed while the first floor suffered substantive damages. Only one room remained...

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