Islamabad (Web Desk): At least two labourers were killed and three others were injured after a pillar of an under-construction flyover in Islamabad's Bhara Kahu area collapsed on Saturday
According to police, rescue teams rushed to the incident site and pulled three labourers out of rubble, whereas two succumbed to injuries.
As per the rescue officials, heavy construction material was being pitched on it when the portion caved in.
Later, Inspector General Police Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Noor-ul- Amin Mangal 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.
Earlier in the day, the Islamabad Police had tweeted alerting citizens of the incident and advising them to avoid the flyover so that rescue activities were 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