Three die, four labourers injured in furnace blast in Gujranwala
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Three workers died and four others sustained burns following an explosion in the furnace of a factory at Nigaar Chowk, in Gujranwala on Sunday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the rescue sources, furnace labour Ishaq, Khan Muhammad, Mozam, Imran, Naveed, Mansha, and Irfan Ishaq were among the injured. They were rushed to the DHQ hospital in critical condition from where they were shifted to Mayo Hospital. However, Imran, Ishtiaq and Muhammad Khan died. The victim's bodies were 90 percent burnt.
The reason for the explosion is not known yet, but it is believed that the workers were throwing scraps in the furnace when an explosion took place.
The factory owner expressed his indifference to shifting them to a hospital, the sources added.