LAHORE: More than 50 people, including women and children, were trapped on Monday in a collapsed building of a factory at Multan Road due to a cylinder blast inside it, SAMAA reports Monday.
Rescue teams managed to retrieve 10 people, including four women and a child in injured condition as the building completely caved in.
Two dead bodies were also pulled out of the pharmaceutical factory’s 3-story building.
“Some 17 women and 47 male workers were present inside the factory when blast tool place,” a rescue official told SAMAA, whereas DCO Lahore Ahad Chima say it may take time to remove the entire debris and recover the trapped people.
Initial reports said roof of the factory building was collapsed following a powerful cylinder blast, trapping at least 50 workers, including women and children.
Relief operations by 1122 Rescue teams and areas people are currently underway at the site to retrieve dead bodies and those injured. Cranes and other heavy machinery were called to remove the rubble.
The Monday’s blast also wounded few people.
Rescue teams said those pulled out alive from the debris were shifted to Jinnah and Sheikh Zayed hospitals, more than 15 kms from the incident site, in critical state. SAMAA