News Lahore building collapse: Man rescued from rubble after 47 hours

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Mar 5, 2010
LAHORE: A man was recovered alive from the rubble of a collapsed drug company after 47 hours while several others are still believed to be trapped under the debris, Geo News reported Wednesday.

According to details, a man named Ghulam Abbas was rescued after 47 hours and was shifted to hospital for treatment. He told that there could be some children still trapped under the rubble as he had heard their voices.

On the other hand, one more body was recovered on Wednesday, pushing the toll to 21.

Three-storey building of a pharmaceutical company collapsed due to boiler explosion on Monday morning. Three other houses alongside the building were also razed. Rescue work is underway for 45 hours but the teams were facing severe difficulty in carrying out the rescuing operation through heavy machines due to narrow lanes and lack of adequate machinery.

Police has registered the case against two brothers, Shaikh Zaheer and Shaikh Zafar, who are the owners of the factory and are still at large. However, factory manager Muneer was arrested.