Blast reported at a bank in Karachi's Paposh area

Blast reported at a bank in Karachi’s Paposh area

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KARACHI: A water tank exploded inside a bank in Karachi’s Paposh Nagar area Friday afternoon. 

Police and rangers officials arrived at the sight shortly after the blast and cordoned off the area. SSP Murtaza Tabassum said the blast occurred inside the bank. “The bank’s shutters, a vehicle and two motorcycles were damaged due to the blast intensity.”

The bomb disposal team (BDS) also arrived at the scene to assess the nature of the explosion. Preliminary investigation revealed that due to a malfunction, the water tank exploded inside the bank.

Since December 25 is a public holiday, there are no other people in the office except for the security guards.

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