Factory Collapse In Pakistan Kills 1, Traps 40

Published February 6, 2012 5:36AM (EST)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A rescue official says a three-story factory building has collapsed in a city in eastern Pakistan, killing at least one person and trapping around 40 others.

Amjad Hussain says the structure in Lahore caved in Monday after gas cylinders inside exploded. Rescue workers have saved five people and pulled out one dead body. They are trying to reach the 40 others who are trapped.

The factory was located in a residential part of Lahore and manufactured medicine.

By Salon Staff

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