QUETTA: Gas supply was suspended to Mach town and surrounding areas after a gas pipeline passing through the Bolan River was blown up on Wednesday, officials said.

A portion of the six-inch pipeline caught fire after the powerful explosion, officials said.

Engineers of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) stopped the supply and a repair and maintenance team, along with required machinery, had been dispatched to the affected site. They immediately started repair work, according to SSGC spokesman Safdar Hussain.

He said the team on the ground was focusing its energies on repairing the line at the earliest to ensure supply is resumed by Thursday evening.

Published in Dawn, February 22nd, 2024

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