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Pakistan – Five killed in Oil depot Explosion

Lahore blastLAHORE: At least five workers were killed and four others sustained injuries on Monday when an oil tanker of a factory in Lahore caught fire.

Jamil Ahmad, a worker of the Haideri Steel Factory, said the fire erupted when an oil tanker placed outside the factory building exploded.

The tanker was used to store oil for the factory generator, he added.

One of the workers immediately called rescue teams and police, who reached the incident site and doused the fire.

DSP Barki police station Talib Hussain confirmed the death toll.

The bodies and injured were shifted to Gurki Hospital.

Four of the deceased workers were identified as Imran, Muhammad Ashfaq, Sagar and Imran.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident, and expressed sorrow over the loss of lives.

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