At least eight persons got injuries in a generator blast at a crowded commercial plaza at Peshawar Saddar Bazaar on Monday.

The generator exploded on the second floor of a multi-storeyed Falak Seer Plaza at Saddar Bazaar as a result eight persons were wounded. The injured were identified as Ali Yawar Hashmi, Bilal, Hamza, Rafiq, Rehmat Alam, Rehmat Fazal, Shahid and Siraj. Initial reports suggested that it was a bomb blast planted in a busy mobile shop. However, later it was confirmed that it was a generator blast and its voice was heard in far-flung areas.

Nearby stores were also damaged and the plaza was evacuated immediately after the blast. Police said that those got wound were passersby who injured due to glasses broken from the impact of blast.

The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital and later they were discharged

ASP Cantonment Bilal Faisal said that a generator placed on the second floor of the under-construction building exploded with a big bang.