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Five die in Hyderabad transformer blast

July 24, 2021
Five die in Hyderabad transformer blast

HYDERABAD: Five people, who were injured in a transformer blast in Hyderabad, succumbed to their injuries at the Civil Hospital, Karachi, on Friday morning.

The transformer blast was reported to have occurred on Thursday morning. Following the explosion, hot oil spilled over the residents and 18 people were injured. Seven of them are said to be in a critical condition.

Three of them are being treated at the Civil Hospital, while four in a private hospital in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.Reports said the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) had installed a new transformer in Latifabad after the area suffered an outage for 15 days.

The deceased have been identified as Shujaat, Tabish, Waqas, and Noman and one unidentified. Their bodies have been shifted to Hyderabad and will be handed over to their families. MNA Sabir Qaim Khani said the power distribution system in Hyderabad has become worse.

The A Section police have registered a case against five Hesco employees for their negligence in the case.