LAHORE: At least five people were killed as a chemical boiler exploded in a factory located in Barki area of the city on Monday.
Rescue workers and police rushed to the area after the incident and shifted the bodies to a nearby hospital.
Identities of those killed were yet to be known. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and sought a report from the authorities concerned.
The incident comes days after a factory collapse last week that killed over 50 people. Rescue workers and soldiers are still searching for the bodies of the factory workers in Lahore.