Girders of Islamabad’s under-construction flyover collapse, days after lethal pillar fall – Pakistan
Girders of an under-construction flyover within the Bhara Kahu space of Islamabad collapsed on Thursday, lower than every week after the bridge’s shuttering got here aside leaving two labourers useless and three injured.
Islamabad police confirmed the incident in a tweet, including that there have been no accidents or casualties.
“The girders of an under-construction bridge have collapsed,” learn a tweet by Islamabad Police.
It additional stated rescue and police personnel had been on the location to make sure clean site visitors stream.
Unverified CCTV footage making the rounds on social media confirmed the large concrete girders of the flyover tipping over, hitting one other one earlier than ultimately caving in completely, barely lacking a pedestrian.
Capital Growth Authority (CDA) Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal ordered an inquiry into the incident, state-run APP reported.
Talking to reporters on the web site, Amin stated that the accident occurred attributable to a “crane slipping”. “The protection and well being of the labourers can’t be compromised at any price,” he added.
The IG Islamabad was additionally on web site.
Second collapse in a week
On Feb 25, a pillar of the same bridge had fallen and killed two men, while injuring three others.
Talking to Dawn at the time, officials of the police and administration said it would be difficult for them to explain the cause of the incident as it required some technical expertise.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had taken the notice of the incident and sought a report from the CDA chairman.
Commissioner Islamabad Noorul Amin Mengal, who is also chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), ordered an inquiry and constituted an eight-member committee at the time.
Mengal had claimed that during a preliminary investigation, it was revealed that there was a movement of two to three heavy trailers in early morning which hit the under-construction flyover.
The committee, under the supervision of the deputy commissioner, was constituted to investigate the incident and fix responsibility, the chief commissioner said, adding that legal action would be taken against those found responsible for the incident.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on September 30 had laid the foundation of the Bhara Kahu bypass and directed the National Logistics Cell (NLC) to complete the project within three months instead of four as mentioned in PC-I.