Ludhiana factory collapse: seven killed, 20 trapped

By 20th November 2017 0 Comments

Six persons were killed and two injured when a five-storeyed building collapsed following a major fire at a plastic manufacturing and chemical factory at Mustaq Ganj, near Cheema Chowk, here today.
At least 20 persons, including firefighters and some locals, were feared trapped under the debris.
A blast was heard shortly before the building collapsed around noon, trapping those trying to douse the blaze, besides others. Six bodies were retrieved from the rubble, while the two injured were shifted to Christian Medical College and Hospital.

The deceased were Samaon Gill (sub-fire officer), Puran Singh, Rajan (both firemen), Laxman Dravid (Municipal Corporation official) and Inderpal Singh (owner of nearby Pal Taxi Services). The sixth deceased was yet to be identified.

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