Destruction caused by gas leak blast in Quetta Jinnah Town: Photo provided by the author

Manan Mandokhail: 

QUETTA: In a devastating incident that unfolded earlier today, the peaceful neighborhood of Jinnah Town in Quetta was shaken by a powerful explosion resulting from a gas leak. The incident occurred on the roof of a residential building, causing significant injuries to several residents. Police sources confirmed five people including two women were injured in the blast that was heard far and wide in the provincial capital.

Emergency services were promptly deployed to the scene, where the injured were quickly shifted to nearby hospitals for urgent medical attention. The explosion has left the community in shock and raised concerns about the safety of gas infrastructure in the area.

Explosion Triggered By A Gas Leak: Police

Local authorities have confirmed that the explosion was triggered by a gas leak within the building. The precise cause of the leak is under investigation, with officials from the gas utility company working closely with law enforcement to determine the factors leading to this unfortunate incident.

Eyewitnesses reported a sudden and powerful blast, with debris scattered across the vicinity. Rescue teams, including firefighters and paramedics, swiftly arrived at the scene to assist the affected residents and secure the area.

Hospitals In Quetta On High Alert

As of now, the number of casualties and the extent of injuries are being assessed by medical professionals. Hospitals in the Quetta area have been placed on high alert to accommodate the influx of patients.

The local community has rallied together to support those affected, with volunteers aiding in the evacuation process and providing comfort to distressed families. Relief efforts are underway, with the government pledging to provide necessary assistance to those impacted by the explosion.

Authorities are urging residents to exercise caution and report any gas-related concerns to prevent similar incidents in the future. Meanwhile, a thorough investigation is being conducted to ascertain the root cause of the gas leak and ensure accountability.

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