A man survive after 50 hrs of Lahore factory collapse

A man survive after 50 hrs of Lahore factory collapse


The rescuers have recovered a child from underneath the debris of a collapsed factory at the Sundar Industrial Estate near Lahore after passage of nearly 50 hours of the incident.

The 18-year-old worker dashed to Jinnah Hospital evening after being rescued on Friday and was identified as Shahid.

According to the DCO Lahore, the adolescent sustained injuries on his leg, including that Shahid crawled out of the debris by himself.

The DCO went to say that 38 dead bodies of labourers have been recovered from underneath the debris of the collapsed factory.

He expressed hope that more workers could possibly be retrieved alive, therefore, the rubble had been cleared carefully.

Saving officials said over a hundred survivors had so far been drawn from the debris of the four-storeyed Rajput Polyester factory, which failed on Wednesday, and made polythene shopping bags about 45 km south of the Punjab capital.

Saving crews have now recovered 35 bodies using heavy construction machinery and other tools to dig through the debris, saving official said.

Attempts were underway on the third day to clear the debris and search for any survivors or bodies of the sufferers.

No part of the four-storey building remained standing following the calamity, leaving dozens of workers trapped underneath the debris. It was uncertain how many folks were in the building when it failed or many – dead or alive – may be trapped.

Officials feared that between 35 to 40 individuals may still be trapped under the debris of the factory.

Wounded survivors said the factory’s owner, who had been adding the building and a new floor, had disregarded advice from supplications and his contractor from his workers to prevent construction after cracks in the walls carrying out a powerful earthquake last week.