Blast near Manghopir damages gas pipeline

May 18, 2017

KARACHI: An explosion damaged the Sui gas pipeline near Madinatul Hikmat area of Manghopir in the wee hours of Thursday.

According to Sui Gas officials, the explosion caused damage to the 16-inch diameter gas pipeline.

Due to the incident, gas supply to Manghopir, Banaras, and nearby areas has been disrupted, said authorities.

No loss of life was reported from the explosion, they added.

According to the bomb disposal squad, around 500-600 grams of local explosive content was used in the incident.

Similar incidents have taken place in yesteryears, including, when a 24-inch diameter gas pipeline, running from Pirkoh Gas Field to Sui was blown up by unknown miscreants in 2015.

Levies sources said the gas pipeline was blown up at Peshbogi area. Fire engulfed the pipeline after the explosion.

Sources said security personnel and gas officials have arrived at the site following the incident.

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