KARACHI: A boiler explosion in a an ice and cold storage factory located in New Karachi, near Saba Cinema, has been reported on Tuesday night.
Nine people have died and 29 people others injured as the roof of the factory slumped. The bodies and wounded were shifted to Abassi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities and treatment respectively.
According to the employees, 50 workers were present there when the incident occurred.
More mortalities are expected as the rescue operation was postponed due to the darkness on Tuesday night, however it later resumed at 9 am the next day.
Moreover, the owner of the factory has fled to aboard according to a victim, Mohsin,’s family. They are looking forward for justice as their son was the only bread winner for the family.