LAHORE: Five labourers were killed while another injured in fire incident at a local garments factory in Johar Town area Saturday morning.
According to the spokesman of Rescue 1122, people of the area spotted smoke in the factory and informed the Rescue 1122 which rushed the spot and started rescue operation. Three workers died on spot while three other received serious injuries. Rescue 1122 shifted the injured to Jinnah hospital where two of them also
succumbed to the injuries.
The staffer of Rescue 1122 controlled the fire after hectic efforts. Machines, garments and other materials worth thousands of rupees were also burnt to ashes, he said.
The cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained, he added.
The dead persons were identified as Qadar Bakhush, Naveed, Ghulam Abbas, Allah Rakha and Shehzad.