Six dead, two injured as bridge collapses in Kohat

Labourers were busy in their work on the under construction bridge

APP February 19, 2018
Rescue and police officials at the scene. PHOTO: ONLINE

KOHAT: Six persons were killed and two others injured when a under construction bridge in Shin Dhand area of Frontier Region (FR) Kohat suddenly caved in, according to police sources.

According to details, labourers were busy in their work on the newly under construction bridge when it suddenly caved in killing six of them on the spot while two other received critical head injuries,

Kohat Assistant Political Agent Khalid Ilyas also confirmed the incident.

Upon receiving information of the collapse officials of the rescue department, police and officials of the political administration rushed to the spot and started relief operations recovering the six bodies from the debris of the bridge while taken the injured to District Headquarters Hospital Kohat for medical treatment.

Eye witnesses also confirmed that another under construction bridge in FR Jawakai Shin Dhand area of district Kohat,also collapsed however, no immediate report of the sudden collapse of the bridge was received.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2018.


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