Death toll from mysterious gas leak reaches 14 in Karachi’s Keamari area

Peoples wearing facemasks walk past outside an hospital entrance in Karachi on February 17, 2020, after a gas leak killed five people and sickened dozens of others in a coastal residential area in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. (Photo by Rizwan TABASSUM / AFP)

KARACHI: The death toll from the unknown gas leak reached 14 in Karachi’s Keamari neighbourhood here on Tuesday.

The exact source of the poisonous gas leakage is still unknown despite passage of two days.

Speaking at a presser, Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani alosgside Sindh Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said today that the source of gas leak was still unclear. Various theories were being considered to ascertain the gas leakage source, he added.