At Least 15 Killed, 16 Others Injured in Pakistan Bank Blast

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At least 15 people were killed and 16 others injured in an explosion at a bank in Karachi’s industrial area in Pakistan. 

Reuters reports that a senior police officer said the blast at a branch of Habib Bank Limited on Saturday could have been caused by a gas leak. 

Sarfaraz Nawaz said the building appeared to have been constructed over a sewage drain.

“Our explosives teams are at work trying to ascertain the nature of the blast, but apparently the structure was constructed on a drain and gas could be a probable cause.” 

In statement on Twitter, Habib Bank said an explosion had damaged its branch and caused casualties and injuries.

“Our sympathies are with the bereaved families.” 

Television footage showed the bank’s floor ripped apart, exposing twisted iron bars.

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