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Several workers trapped as Jalandhar building collapses

Punjab,Crime/Disaster/Accident, Mon, 16 Apr 2012 IANS

Jalandhar, April 16 (IANS) Several workers were feared trapped after a three-storyed factory building collapsed in Punjab's Jalandhar city, 150 km from state capital Chandigarh.


Over 70 workers were inside the blanket factory when it collapsed.



The building collapsed following a blast in the factory's boiler around midnight Sunday, said police.



Rescue teams of the district administration were trying to rescue the trapped workers.



A senior district official said that over 40 workers had been rescued till Monday morning. Many of them had injuries.


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