LAHORE - Eight workers were wounded, three of them seriously, when a boiler exploded inside a factory near Gajju Matta yesterday.

Rescue workers said that at least eight injured were shifted to a nearby hospital with severe burns. An official of the city district government said the boiler exploded because of gas-leakage. The labourers were busy in work when all of a sudden the boiler exploded inside the factory. The explosion was so powerful that it triggered panic in the entire locality. Authorities were investigating the incident.

ACCIDENT: A 25-year-old man died when a rashly driven car smashed into a motorcycle near Shadman underpass yesterday afternoon. The car driver managed to escape from the scene.

Police were yet to ascertain the identity of the victim. Further investigations were underway.