Three killed, 15 injured in blast at multistorey building in Pakistan

Three killed, 15 injured in blast at multistorey building in Pakistan
Troops and rescue workers look for survivors amid the rubble of a damaged building following the explosion in Karachi, Pakistan (Fareed Khan/AP)

A powerful blast ripped through a multistorey building in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring 15 others, police and rescuers said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, but it appeared to be accidental, probably caused by the ignition of a cooking gas canister.

Troops stand guard while rescue workers look for survivors amid the rubble of a damaged building following the explosion in Karachi (Fareed Khan/AP)

Some people were still trapped under the rubble, according to Saad Edhi, a spokesman for the Edhi ambulance service.

Sajid Sadozai, a senior police officer in Karachi, confirmed that three people had died.

TV footage showed rescuers digging through the remains of a collapsed building.

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