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15 injured, over 100 trapped under collapsed building in E. Pakistan


14:47, February 06, 2012

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people got injured and over 100 are trapped under the debris of a three-storey building that collapsed following an explosion in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Monday, local media reported.

The three-storey building of a pharmaceutical company collapsed following a violent blast in Hassan Town area of Lahore at about 8: 30 a.m. local time, local Urdu TV channel ARY reported.

Most of the injured and trapped people are believed to be women and children.

According to initial reports, the blast took place due to the explosion of a boiler but the police said that the possibility of a terrorist attack can not be ruled out.

Bomb disposable squad also arrived at the blast site to collect evidence.

Three houses alongside the building also razed to the ground.

The watchman of the factory told media that over 70 women and more than 40 children were inside the building when it collapsed.


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