One dead, 30 injured as factory roof collapses in Gujranwala

Published: January 6, 2016
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At least one person died while another 30 were injured on Wednesday after the roof of a factory collapsed on Sheikhupura road in Gujranwala, Express News reported.

According to initial reports, the roof of the factory collapsed following a boiler explosion which triggered cylinder blasts.

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Rescue teams arrived at scene, evacuated the injured with the help of locals and shifted them to nearby medical facilities. “Our workers have shifted at least 21 people to Civil Hospital for emergency medical treatment,” Rescue 1122 in-charge Muhammad Umar said.

According to eyewitnesses, as many as four blasts were heard in the factory which employs around 200 workers. Rescuers are still searching for those trapped under the debris.

Meanwhile, DC Gujranwala has declared medical emergency in hospitals across the city.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • SK
    Jan 6, 2016 - 2:58PM

    bad news…. if our leaders really want to serve the country, its the laws/systems which need to be put in place to avoid such accidents- from Orange-line to ferry service to Port grands of this country should come secondary- either that or we will never move forwardRecommend

  • Rex Minor
    Jan 6, 2016 - 3:23PM

    Meanwhile, DC Gujranwala has declared medical emergency in hospitals across the city.

    Is he the elected mayor of the city?

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • US CENTCOM
    Jan 6, 2016 - 5:53PM

    Very unfortunate! My condolences go out to the family of the deceased. I hope the injured make a quick and speedy recovery.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOMRecommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Jan 7, 2016 - 12:50AM

    Rex! How does it make any difference if the Mayor is elected or appointed? What is the rationale on your part, if any, asking such a question? One must not say anything unless it has merit and weight. Mayor did the best and I recommend he be given Appreciation letter by Chief Minister for taking so prompt and right action at the right time. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / [email protected]Recommend

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