LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif yesterday visited the residence of labourer Irfan Ali in Bhagarian Village, Green Town, who was killed in a tragic incident at Sundar Industrial Estate factory collapse.

He sympathised with the father, widow and other family members of the deceased and also offered fateha for the departed soul.

Wife of Irfan Ali informed the chief minister that her husband was the only bread earner of the family and they live in a rented house. Upon this, the chief minister announced to provide a house to the family of Irfan Ali.

He said the Punjab government would also bear educational and medical expenses of the children of the deceased labourer. He said the six years old disabled son of Irfan Ali would be given admission in the school and provided treatment. He gave the cheque of the financial assistance to the widow.

Meanwhile, the death toll of Sundar Industrial Estate factory collapse swelled to 54 as another three bodies were taken out of the debris yesterday.

However, Rescue 1122 spokesman claimed that the rescuers recovered 46 bodies yet. “More than 80 per cent rescue work has been completed and it will be continued as five more factory workers are still missing,” the spokesman added. Meanwhile citizens lighted candles at the site in memory of those who lost their lives and to show their solidarity with the aggrieved families.