Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pakistan Factory Collapse Kills 16

At least 16 people were killed Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, when a factory collapsed near the city of Lahore in Pakistan.

According to officials, as many as 150 workers could be trapped under the rubble after the building collapsed. Emergency services have begun the relief operation, and 45 injured people have already been sent to different area hospitals. However, rescue workers have expresses concern that the heavy machinery being used to dig could injure other survivors.

The factory, located in the Sundar Industrial Estate on the outskirts of the city, manufactured shopping bags. According to officials, two floors of the factory were fully operational while the third was being built, but the cause of the collapse is still unclear.

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