Roof Collapse Miracle: 51 hours Later 18 Yr Old Boy Crawls out of Rubble
LAHORE: 51 hours later, people only were anticipating a miracle for people to be alive under the rubble, when an 18 year old boy crawls out from under.
The youth, Shahid was recovered from the debris after 51 hours when everyone had given up of anyone left alive.
The irony was when his family had already burried an unidentified body considering it their and mourning the same.
The miracle brought joy to them.
Meanwhile, more bodies of the victims of the Sundar Industrial Factory tragedy were recovered early on Saturday, raising the death toll to 51.
The aforementioned developement has given news hope to rescuers that there are still chances of survival of the victims. A worker trapped under the debris has contacted his family by phone.
Relatives of the victims are praying for the safety of their loved ones. Rescue activities using heavy machinery have been expedited.
The body of the owner, Rana Ashraf, has also been recovered.
Rescue officials said over a hundred survivors had so far been pulled from the wreckage of the four-storey Rajput Polyester factory which manufactured polythene shopping bags.
No part of the four-storey building remained standing after the disaster, leaving dozens of workers trapped under the debris.
It was unclear how many people were in the building when it collapsed or how many were still trapped.
Soldiers and rescuers were preparing to clear the rubble in front of the factory and move towards the rear of the building where they fear they will discover more victims.
Injured survivors said the factory’s owner, who was adding a new floor to the building, had ignored an advice from his contractor and pleas from his workers to stop construction after cracks appeared in the walls following a powerful earthquake last week.
A spokesman for Rescue 1122 told the media that of the 167 people trapped in the building, 109 had been rescued. Most of them had minor injuries.
The Lahore DCO, Captain (Retd.) Usman, said that rescue teams had recovered Shahid.
“We were looking for life, and it has been proved that we have found a life,” he said.
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