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Eight killed, two injured in Lahore factory fire

LAHORE: Eight persons, including two women and children, were killed when a fire erupted after a cylinder exploded at a factory in the Shahdara area of Lahore on Tuesday.
According to the police sources, the roof of the perfume factory caved-in due to the intensity of the fire that took over the entire factory situated in the Imamia colony of Shahdara.
As a result, eight persons, including two women and children died, while two persons were also injured in the incident. The bodies and injured were shifted to a hospital.
Soon after the incident, nine fire brigade vehicles reached the spot and brought the fire under control.
Rescue teams faced hardship in carrying out operations due to darkness as a transformer of the factory also burnt in the fire.
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