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Several workers trapped as Jalandhar building collapses

Monday April 16, 2012 07:58:25 AM, IANS

Jalandhar: 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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