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Tragedy strikes Lahore factory, with over 20 people reported dead in a massive fire.
A huge fire in a shoe factory in eastern Pakistan today killed over 20 people, a police officer told the Associated Press.
Pakistan's Express News said people may still be inside the burning building, which has reportedly been surrounded by a dozen fire engines.
Local policeman Multan Khan told AP that the fire has so far killed 21 people and injured six at the Lahore factory.
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, but Pakistan's Frontier Post and Khan said a large amount of chemicals kept in the factory may have been set off by a spark from the electric generator.
Over 100 people worked at the factory, which was equipped with only one entrance/exit, according to Express News.
The large fire has reportedly burned cars parked outside the building.
Safety measures in factories in Pakistan are frequently lacking, with tragic results.
The collapse of a Lahore factory in February killed 13 people, according to BBC News.