Karachi: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the Muskan roundabout blast and summoned detailed report from commissioner Karachi.
According to spokesperson of Chief Minister Sindh, the CM has expressed deep grief over the loss of lives.
Murad Ali Shah has directed a provincial minister to reach the venue while he also directed the administrator Karachi to speed up rescue work at the spot and evacuation of the building.
Earlier, a loud explosion on Wednesday morning caused collapse of a portion of building in Gulshan Iqbal leaving five persons dead and at least 17 injured.
The incident reportedly took place in a bank near Abul Hassan Asfahani road Gulshan Iqbal, leaving a portion of the four-storey building collapse.
Loud blast rocked the area in the morning and impact of the explosion shattered windowpanes of the nearby buildings, according to witnesses.
A spokesman of Rangers stated that the area has been sealed and the bomb disposal squad has been called to inquire into the nature of the explosion.