LAHORE: Three labourers lost their lives while two others sustained injuries when a kitchen roof of Cosmopolitan Club collapsed inside Lawrence Garden, on Friday. Police said that labourers were busy in repairing the kitchen when its roof collapsed. As a result, the workers were trapped under the debris. On information, the rescue teams and concerned police reached the spot and started rescue operation. The rescuers succeeded to pull out the labourers from debris and shifted them to the Services Hospital where three of them were declared dead and the injured were being given treatment. One dead person has been identified as Liaquat while the identification of two others is yet to be ascertained. Police are investigation the incident. Earlier this month, at least five people died when a bakery located in the Barkat Market area caught fire. The fire broke out on the ground floor of Garden Heights, a multi-storey plaza near Punjab University and spread to the offices and apartments located on the top floors of the building.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2018.