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Pakistan: Deaths from factory collapse up to 21

ISLAMABAD: A senior rescue official says the death toll from a factory that collapsed in an eastern Pakistani city and trapped dozens has risen to 21. Rizwan Naseer said on Wednesday tha

Published: 08th February 2012 12:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:52 PM   |  A+A-

ISLAMABAD: A senior rescue official says the death toll from a factory that collapsed in an eastern Pakistani city and trapped dozens has risen to 21.

Rizwan Naseer said on Wednesday that rescue workers saved a young man, Ghulam Abbas, who had spent 47 hours trapped under the rubble of the factory in the city of Lahore.

Abbas says there were still women and children alive under the pile of debris who needed immediate help.

The factory collapsed on Monday after several gas cylinders inside exploded. It had been built illegally in a residential area of Lahore. The government tried to shut it down three times, but each time it reopened.

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