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12 killed in Pakistan building collapse: police

Incident happend in the industrial city of Faisalabad after gas started leaking from cylinders stored in a shop inside the building.

world Updated: Apr 03, 2008 13:55 IST

At least 12 people were killed and 26 others injured on wednesday when a two-storey building in central Pakistan collapsed after gas cylinders inside exploded, police said.

The incident happened in the industrial city of Faisalabad after gas started leaking from cylinders stored in a shop inside the building, city police chief Aslam Tarin told AFP.

"There was a huge explosion which razed the building," he said.

At least 12 bodies have been recovered from the rubble, he said, adding that at least 10 of the injured were in serious condition.

The victims were mostly truck loaders who were sleeping in the upper portion of the building, he added.