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A Pakistani fireman tries to extinguish a factory fire on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in Lahore, Pakistan. A fire that broke out in a factory in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday after sparks from a generator hit chemicals used to make shoes killed dozens of people, a Pakistani police officer said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

A Pakistani fireman tries to extinguish a factory fire on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in Lahore, Pakistan. A fire that broke out in a factory in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday after sparks from a generator hit chemicals used to make shoes killed dozens of people, a Pakistani police officer said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Deadly fires engulf Pakistan factories

September 12, 2012

Hundreds of people burned to death as fire swept through factories in two cities in Pakistan, police and government officials said on Sept. 12, raising questions about industrial safety in the South Asian nation.