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Karachi: Ice factory roof collapse leaves at least five dead

Karachi

KARACHI: At least five persons were killed and scores of others were injured when rooftop of an ice factory near Saba cinema in New Karachi collapsed after an explosion on Monday, ARY News reported.

Scores of people working in the factory trapped under the debris of the collapsed building. A rickshaw and a car also damaged under the rubble of the building. 

The rescue workers have retrieved five dead bodies and three injured as the rescue operation has been continued at the site of the incident. he condition of the wounded is said to be critical. The rescue workers are trying to remove rubble to trace the survivors and bodies.

Local administration using heavy machinery and equipment to remove the debris. However, gas leakage from the damaged gas pipes in the factory causing difficulties in clearing the debris and helping those who are still trapped under the rubble.

Police sources said that it was difficult to estimate the extent of the damage as the total number of labourers trapped inside the debris has not been ascertained.

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