A blast at a residence in Subedari area opposite the district collectorate created commotion in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to police, a sudden blast-like sound was heard from the residence of one Syed Ali, Deputy Executive Engineer of Housing Department.

The police and neighbours rushed to the spot and found the windows and doors damaged by the blast.

Mr. Ali said that his son had left the gas stove switched on the previous night and closed the doors.

The police registered a case and a team of forensic experts visited the spot and enquired about the incident.