2015 Lahore factory disaster

The 2015 Lahore factory disaster resulted when a shopping bag factory located at Sundar Industrial Estate[1] near Lahore, Pakistan collapsed[5][6][2] on 4 November 2015, killing at least 45 people[3] and trapping about 150.[2] The recovery was led by the Board of Management Sundar Industrial Estate with support from the Pakistan Army, Rescue 1122 and Bahria Town Rescue Team.

2015 Lahore factory disaster
2015 Lahore factory disaster is located in Pakistan
2015 Lahore factory disaster
2015 Lahore factory disaster (Pakistan)
Approximate location of the factory
Date4 November 2015 (2015-11-04)
LocationSundar Industrial Estate near Lahore, Pakistan[1]
Coordinates31°17′00″N 74°11′10″E / 31.2834°N 74.1860°E / 31.2834; 74.1860Coordinates: 31°17′00″N 74°11′10″E / 31.2834°N 74.1860°E / 31.2834; 74.1860
Typefactory collapse
Causepossibly caused by construction[2] or earthquake damage[3]
Deaths45[3] [4]
Non-fatal injuries100+[3]
Missingabout 150[2]
Property damagefactory destroyed[2]

A large rescue operation included a team of army engineers and urban search-and-rescue personnel.[2][3] Messages had been received via mobile phones from people trapped in the rubble.[2] The challenge of getting heavy machinery to the site of the collapse hampered the rescue effort, according to an official as of 4 November .[3]

The disaster has had a seminal effect on the operation and management of all industrial estates and their bylaws.

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  1. ^ a b "Pakistan Lahore factory collapse: Hopes dim for survivors". BBC. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g AFP (5 November 2015). "Race to find survivors after deadly factory collapse in Pakistan". 24France. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Hunt for survivors at collapsed Pakistan building site". Al Jazeera English. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ Gabol, Imran (7 November 2015). "Lahore factory collapse: Search for survivors continues as death toll climbs to 45". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ Gabol, Imran (5 November 2015). "At least 25 dead as rescuers scrabble through Lahore factory rubble". Dawn. Pakistan. AFP. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  6. ^ Shahzad, Muhammad (5 November 2015). "At least 23 killed in Lahore factory collapse; rescue operations underway". The Express Tribune. Pakistan. Retrieved 3 June 2019.