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March 22, 2018

Court hears from MLOs in Baldia factory fire case

By our correspondent

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has adjourned the hearing of the case of the 2012 Baldia factory fire which claimed the lives of more than 200 workers, until March 29 after hearing the testimonies of medical officers.

In a hearing on Wednesday, the court heard evidence given by five medico-legal officers, who described the details of when they had examined the bodies of the victims who perished in the blaze.

The death certificates of 55 of the deceased workers were also presented in court. The witnesses, however, said that around 260 people were burned to death in the fire and it was not possible to identify all of them since a majority of the bodies were beyond recognition. The court then directed the prosecution to produce other witnesses as well as medical reports of other deceased factory workers at the next hearing, which was set for March 29.