At least two dead as pillar of under-construction bridge collapses in Islamabad

Two workers were killed while three others were injured when a pillar of an under-construction bridge in Islamabad’s Bhara Kahu area collapsed on Saturday

According to sources, construction work on the bridge was in progress when the pillar collapsed

An operation is underway to evacuate the workers buried under the debris

In a tweet, the Islamabad Police said that two worker were taken to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), where one succumbed to injuries

Three other workers were taken to Polyclinic Hospital where another succumbed to his injuries

Senior officials including the Islamabad IG and Chief Commissioner reached the site of the accident

بھارہ کہو وقوعہ۔ جائے وقوعہ پر امدادی کارروائیاں جاری ہیں۔ آئی جی اسلام آباد، چیف کمشنر اسلام آباد سمیت پولیس اور انتظامیہ کے سینیر افسران موقع پر موجود ہیں۔ 3مزدوروں کو پولی کلینک منتقل کیا گیا جن سے ایک جاں بحق ہوگیا۔ 2مزدوروں کو پمز منتقل کیا گیا جن سے ایک جاں بحق ہوگیا۔ — Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) February 25, 2023 Further, the Islamabad Police said that a committee headed by the Islamabad deputy commissioner has been formed to “investigate all aspects related to the incident”

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ترجمان اسلام آباد کیپیٹل پولیس چیف کمشنر اسلام اور آئی جی اسلام آباد بھارہ کہو پہنچ گئے۔ انتظامیہ اور پولیس کے سینئیرافسران بھی موقع پر موجود ہیں۔ ڈپٹی کمشنر اسلام آباد کی سربراہی میں کمیٹی تشکیل دے دی گئی ہے۔ کمیٹی وقوعہ کے متعلق تمام تر پہلووں کا جائزہ لے گی۔ pic


com/kAqUuNcSgp — Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) February 25, 2023 The Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman said that a truck loaded with straw hit two pillars of the bridge

After the accident, work on the second pillar was stopped

Earlier in the day, the police took to Twitter to inform citizens of the incident, saying that "heavy police force and other agencies are engaged in relief activities" for the affected workers

People were requested to "avoid going towards Bhara Khau" so that rescue and relief operations are not hindered

عوام سے گذارش ہے بہارہ کہو کی جانب جانے سے گریز کریں اور امدادی کارروائیاں میں رکاوٹ پیدا نہ کریں ۔ — Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) February 25, 2023  

Date:26-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link