A large section of the boiler was flung into the air and landed some 250 yards away that damaged the industrial units and the residential facilities, police said on Wednesday.
According to rescue officials, while eight bodies were pulled out from the debris, 30 injured people were taken to a hospital. (Representative image/ file photo)
At least eight people were killed and 30 others injured when the boiler of an ice factory exploded in this southern Pakistani city, police said.
The explosion at the factory in the New Karachi industrial area on Tuesday night was so powerful that it badly damaged three other neighbouring industrial units, while shattering the windowpanes of two houses in the adjoining residential block.