Chemical Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, Others Injured

One of the injured was a passerby.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

June 10, 2024

1 Min Read
An explosion in an oil tanker killed 1 injured 6.
A tanker was empty but gases likely accumulated inside.Randy Faris/The Image Bank via Getty Images

One man was killed and six others were wounded in an explosion in a chemical tanker in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Saturday, local police said.

The explosion happened when some welding work was underway in the parked oil tanker, the local police told local news agencies. The tanker was said to be empty of oil but some gases had apparently accumulated in it.

Rescue 1122 official Hassaan Khan told news agency that some sparks flew during the welding work and caused the explosion. Khan said that one welding worker was killed, adding that five other people, including a passerby woman, were injured.

Khan said no safety precautions were taken during the welding work.

The windows of nearby buildings shattered due to the impact of the explosion, and another tanker parked nearby was also partially damaged in the incident.

The worker who died and those injured were sent to a nearby hospital.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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