WEB DESK: Rescue officials said more bodies have been recovered from under the debris raising the death toll to 47, after a four-storeyed polyster factory collapsed four days ago near Lahore, Aaj News reported on Saturday.
Rescuers reported that there are still chances of survival of the victims. A worker trapped under the debris has contacted his family by phone.
Relatives of the victims are praying for the safety of their loved ones. Rescue activities using heavy machinery have been accelerated.
The body of the owner , Rana Ashraf, has also been recovered. Rescue officials said over a hundred survivors had so far been pulled from the wreckage of the Rajput Polyester factory which produced polythene shopping bags.
No part of the four-storey building remained standing after the disaster, leaving dozens of workers trapped under the debris.
Earlier, an 18-year-old , Shahid, was miraculously recovered alive from the rubble of the factory after 50 hours of the tragedy on Friday evening.
The Lahore DCO, Captain (Retd.) Usman, said that rescue teams had recovered Shahid.“We were looking for life, and it has been proved that we have found a life,” he said.