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Pakistan factory collapse toll rises to 24

  • The toll in a factory collapse earlier this week in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore has risen to 24, media reported on Friday citing officials. Construction work was on at the fourth storey of the factory building, in Sundar Industrial State of Lahore, capital of the country's eastern province of Punjab, when it collapsed on Wednesday burying almost 150 labourers under the rubble. Authorities expect the "search and rescue operations" to take a day or two more. (Source: IANS)