A major explosion has reportedly rocked a colony in Pakistan's Peshawar. Local reports say at least five people have died in the blast near a madrassa in Dir Colony of Peshawar.

Rescue officials say more than 20 children have been brought to hospital and a majority of them are said to be in critical condition.


According to Pakistani media house The Dawn, at least five people have died in the explosion while 50 others have suffered grave injuries.

Previously, at least three people were killed and 15 others injured in a massive explosion in the upper portion of a multi-storey building located at Maskan Chowrangi in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal, according to Pakistan's Geo News.

The visuals from the location reveal that the building and the infrastructure have been damaged. The blast, reportedly, took place on the second floor of the multi-storey building. According to eyewitnesses, the windows of nearby buildings as well as some vehicles were also damaged.