18 dead, scores trapped as Pakistan factory collapses




 
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18 dead, scores trapped as Pakistan factory collapses
 
November 4th, 2015  
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18 dead, scores trapped as Pakistan factory collapses
By Mubasher Bukari LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 18 people were killed and up to 150 trapped on Wednesday when a factory collapsed near the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, officials said, adding to a number of industrial disasters to hit the South Asian nation. Rescue workers digging for survivors with construction equipment have recovered 40 injured people so far, said Mohammed Younis Bhatti, an information officer with Edhi Rescue Services. Around 150 people were feared trapped under the rubble after the building collapsed, said rescue worker Kashif Nazir at the scene.

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