Two labourers killed as Bhara Kahu bypass bridge collapses
ISLAMABAD (APP) - At least two labourers were killed after an under-construction Bhara Kahu bypass flyover collapsed early Saturday morning, police sources reported.
Rescue teams rushed to the incident site and pulled three labourers out of rubble, whereas two succumbed to injuries, Islamabad Capital Territory spokesman said.
According to rescue officials, heavy construction material was being pitched on it when the portion caved in.
Later on Islamabad IGP Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal along with assistant commissioner Secretariat Aneel Saeed and other officials visited the incident site to supervise the rescue operation.
Meanwhile, a committee under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Irfan Nawaz Memon was also constituted to review all aspects related to the incident.
The 5.6 km-long Bhara Kahu bypass (including a 1km flyover) starts from Murree Road at Malpur and culminates on Murree Road near the Jugi bus stop from where the flyover begins till the end of the local bazaar towards Murree.