Nine hurt as factory roof collapses in Karak

Published August 30, 2020
Sources said the incident occurred due to the carelessness of the factory owner as the workers had informed him about the smell of gas leak, but he took no action to stop the leakage. — DawnNewsTV/File
Sources said the incident occurred due to the carelessness of the factory owner as the workers had informed him about the smell of gas leak, but he took no action to stop the leakage. — DawnNewsTV/File

KARAK: Nine workers sustained burns when roof of a plaster of Paris factory collapsed due to an explosion caused by gas leak in Jatta Ismail Khel area of Banda Daud Shah here on Friday night, police said.

The injured were shifted to the district headquarters hospital.

The police said that the explosion took place due to gas leakage, adding nine passengers received burns.

The rescuers shifted the injured to hospital, wherefrom a few of the seriously injured were referred to a Peshawar hospital.

Sources said the incident occurred due to the carelessness of the factory owner as the workers had informed him about the smell of gas leak, but he took no action to stop the leakage.

Published in Dawn, August 30th, 2020

Opinion

Editorial

Hard reset
Updated 26 Nov, 2022

Hard reset

IT is done. What should have been a routine matter in simpler times had this year become a vortex that seemingly...
Order of precedence
25 Nov, 2022

Order of precedence

IN Pakistan as well as abroad, there are few illusions about who actually calls the shots in this country. This...
Politicised police
25 Nov, 2022

Politicised police

AN important case is being heard at the Supreme Court these days, whose outcome could have a far-reaching impact on ...
Farewell to arms
Updated 24 Nov, 2022

Farewell to arms

The good general failed to tell us what motivated his institution to quit politics in his last year in power.
Currency crisis
24 Nov, 2022

Currency crisis

NOMURA, a top financial services company based in Japan, has included Pakistan among seven countries threatened by a...
Privilege and policing
24 Nov, 2022

Privilege and policing

POOR policing and privilege collided in what could have been an entirely preventable tragedy. A young man — a...