At least thirteen people were killed on early Monday morning when a factory building collapsed in eastern Pakistan, rescue officials said. Dozens more are feared to be trapped under the rubble.
The accident happened at around 8:15 a.m. local time when a suspected gas cylinder exploded at a three-story factory building in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab. The powerful explosion devastated the building as more than 60 people were working inside.
As of early Tuesday morning, rescue officials said thirteen bodies had been recovered, including three children. At least 13 others were pulled out alive from underneath the rubble, but it is feared that as many as 30 people could still be trapped. Rescue operations were ongoing overnight.