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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gas explosion in Islamabad hotel injures six

ISLAMABAD: An apparent gas explosion at a hotel in a commercial area of Islamabad on Thursday injured six people, rescue officials said.

While the blast on the Citi Hotel’s fifth floor was still being investigated, senior police official Beni-Amin Khan said the cause was “apparently” a gas leak.

“Apparently, it was caused by a gas leakage,” he said. “There is no smell of explosives and gas is still emitting from one pipe. However, we are still checking.”

Six people were wounded in the blast, but none was seriously injured. The explosion damaged four rooms in the hotel, and video from the scene showed sidewalks littered with shattered glass.

Earlier a powerful explosion at a commercial hotel located in Blue area shook the capital.

According to Express 24/7 correspondent, Sabur Ali Syed said that the blast took place at the six storiedCiti hotel in Blue area of Islamabad.

He said that police had cordoned off the blast site and would be investigating the cause and nature of the blast.

The injured were shifted to PIMS hospital in Islamabad.

This Articel Orignaly Published at Express Tribune pk

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