FAISALABAD - At least four labourers were killed when a boiler of a textile factory exploded here on Thursday.

According to details, the boiler of a textile factory in the congested Mansoorabad area of Faisalabad exploded with a big bang, killing four labourers and wounding several others.

The explosion was so severe that the roof of the factory was blown away while a portion of the factory also caught fire.

Rescue teams reached the area, brought the fire under control and rescued the labourers trapped under the debris. The dead were identified as Faizan (28), Zahoor Ahmad (24) and Muhammad Ali (23).