At least eight persons, including a woman and two children, were killed when fire erupted after a cylinder exploded at a spray factory situated in Shahdira, Lahore, ONA reports citing ARY News.
According to the rescue sources, the roof of the factory caved-in due to intensity of the fire that took over the entire factory situated in Imamia colony of Shahdira.
At least 10 fire brigade vehicles reached the spot and brought the fire under control after a hectic effort. Rescue teams faced hardship in carrying out operation due to darkness as transformer of the factory also burnt in the fire.
Rescue sources said that two persons were also injured in the incident and the deceased and the injured were rushed to nearby medical facility.
The process of cooling underway.