Pakistani rescuers save man 50 hours after building collapse

2015-11-06 20:32
(Banaras Khan, AFP)

(Banaras Khan, AFP)

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Islamabad - A teenager was rescued after 50 hours trapped under the rubble of a four-storey factory, which collapsed this week in eastern Pakistan, officials said on Friday. At least 26 people were killed and 103 injured in the collapse in Lahore.

Identified only as Shahid, the teen was among the unspecified number of missing, government official Mohammad Usman said. He appeared to be in stable condition.

Rescuers were carefully removing debris in hopes of retrieving more survivors, Usman said.

The rescue came hours after authorities said hopes were starting to fade for finding more survivors. Jam Sajjad Hussain, a spokesman for the Punjab Emergency Service, said the 400 rescuers saved the lives of 103 workers since on Wednesday, when the building suddenly caved in.

The cause of the collapse is yet to be determined. It happened just over a week after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit Pakistan, killing 273 people and damaging nearly 75 000 homes.

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