LAHORE: At least eight people, including a woman and two children, died when the fire broke out after a cylinder exploded in a sprinkler factory in Shahdira, Lahore, ARY News reported Tuesday.
According to rescue sources, the factory’s roof collapsed due to the intensity of the fire that took over the entire factory located in the Imamia neighborhood of Shahdira.
At least 10 vehicles from the fire brigade arrived at the scene and controlled the fire after a hectic effort. Rescuers faced difficulties in carrying out the operation due to the darkness since the factory transformer was also burned in the fire.
Rescue sources said two people were also injured in the incident and that those killed and injured were taken to a nearby medical center.
The cooling process in progress.
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Earlier, on March 21 of last year, a fire incident in a commercial building in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighborhood of Karachi had killed two men. The deceased jumped from the multi-story building in an attempt to save himself.
The fire had broken out at the Noor Trade Center on University Road within the boundaries of the Aziz Bhatti police station. In addition to the fire brigade, Pakistani Navy HAD helicopters also participated in the rescue operation to take trapped people to a safe place.