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Lahore factory collapse: Death toll reaches 27


LAHORE: Death toll of Lahore’s collapsed factory has reached to 27 as rescuers continued digging further through the debris for third consecutive day on Friday.

Soldiers and rescuers have pulled 108 people out of the rubble of the four-storey factory alive, with at least 27 people confirmed dead.

It was unclear how many people were in the building when it collapsed or how many — dead or alive — may still be trapped.

But workers had told officials that around 200 people had been inside at the time of the collapse.

They were carefully cutting through steel and using cranes and heavy machinery to lift the debris.

“Three days have passed and there are less chances of life now.” Arshad Zia, head of rescue services in Punjab province said.

“Miracles can happen at any time and that’s why we are moving slowly.”

Officials fear that dozens more bodies may be found on the lower floors.

The collapse occurred at the Rajput Polyester polythene bag factory in the Sundar industrial estate, around 45 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of Lahore’s city centre.

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