LAHORE: Bodies of two more labourers were recovered from under the rubble on Friday at the site of the collapsed factory in the Sundar Industrial Estate near Lahore , as the death toll from the tragedy rose to 35, officials said.
Rescue officials said that at least hundred survivors have so far been rescued from the wreckage of the four-storey factory, which manufactured polythene shopping bags.
35 bodies have now been recovered by rescue teams using heavy machinery and other tools to dig through the debris, a rescue official said.
Efforts were still underway on Friday, the third day of the search and rescue operation, to clear the debris and look for any survivors or bodies of the victims. There were reports that there’s still life under the debris after a message was received from a person buried under the debris.
No part of the four-storey building remained standing after the disaster, leaving dozens of workers trapped under the debris. It was unclear how many people were in the building when it collapsed or how many – dead or alive – may still be trapped.