As many as six labourers, who were injured after boiler of a Karachi factory exploded, succumbed to the injuries at Civil Hospital’s burns ward on Wednesday after getting emergency treatment for hours, a local media outlet reported.
According to media reports, the bodies have been handed over to the families of the victims.
Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur said that an investigation into the incident is being carried out, adding that according to the preliminary investigation, an increase in gas pressure in one of the furnaces caused the explosion.
The deceased labourers were identified as Amir, Saleem, Shadman, Imran, Khalid and Inayat.
The incident had taken place on Wednesday morning when a boiler exploded in a factory near Karachi’s Landhi Pump area. Seven people were injured, who were immediately rushed to the Civil Hospital.