The Director General, Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Brig. Dr. Arshad Zia said that 131-hours (six and half daylong) continuous Search & Rescue Operation at Rajput Poly-Plant in Sundar Estate concluded on 10th November. He said that Rescue 1122 evacuated 103 alive victims from the debris of three-storyed factory, which caved in on Wednesday evening at 4:48 pm, and swiftly shifted the injured persons to base hospitals including Sharif City Complex, Jinnah Hospital, General Hospital and Social Security Manga of Lahore. Total 45 people died during this incident. “My 720 trained rescuers from 15 Districts, 26 rescue officers, 60 emergency vehicles including ambulances, specialized vehicles, fire vehicles, flames cutters, rescue & rotary saws, hydraulic/ gas cutters, chipping hammers, and other emergency equipment were utilized in this operation,” DG Rescue Punjab Brig. Dr. Arshad Zia said.
To rescue 103 alive victims shows professional expertise of rescuers: DG Rescue Punjab
Nov 11, 2015