At least 20 people were injured in an explosion at a private bank in Sadiqabad area of Pakistan’s Punjab province, on Thursday, according to a media report.
The bank building was completely damaged in the blast and the area has been cordoned off, Geo TV reported.
Initial reports suggest that the blast occurred due to a gas cylinder explosion, police said.
Security forces have launched a search and rescue operation, while the injured have been shifted to a nearby medical facility for assistance.
Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar asked authorities to submit a report on the incident within 24 hours.