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Building collapses in Pakistan explosion

At least three people were buried under the debris of a building that collapsed after being hit by an explosion late Tuesday night in Pakistan's Gujranwala city, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Aug 04, 2011 23:18 IST
IANS

At least three people were buried under the debris of a building that collapsed after being hit by an explosion late Tuesday night in Pakistan's Gujranwala city, Xinhua reported.

Rescue officials said the blast could have been triggered by a gas pipeline leakage. The real cause of the explosion was yet to be found.

The blast took place at about 11.15pm near a bank on Sailkot Road in Gujranwala, about 70 km north of Lahore.

Following the blast, the building partially collapsed and a fire broke out.

Fire fighters were called in to extinguish the blaze.

First Published: Aug 03, 2011 08:01 IST