LAHORE: A labourer died of electrocution while working on the Orange Line Metro Train Project (OLMT) near Samanabad Morr in Gulshan-e-Ravi on Saturday.
The deceased, identified as Bilal Ahmed, touched an electric wire while transferring an electric pole from one place to another. He was admitted to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
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Police collected forensic evidence and recorded statements of the witnesses.
This is not the first incident in which death of a labourer took place while working on the project. Around 40 people have died in the accidents on OMLT tracks so far.
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In January 2016, two workers employed at the OLMT project died when a crane, they were operating, had touched an electric wire near Thokar Niaz Beg in the limits of Nawab Town police station. A week later, an old man died killed in a road accident when a vehicle working on the project hit him in Sabzazar.
In January 2017, seven workers burnt alive in Manawan. The victims were living in a make-shift place, which caught fire all of a sudden. They sustained burns and died.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2018.
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