Six dead as boundary wall collapses during Independence Day celebrations in G-B

Wall collapses from weight of the people

Shabbir Mir August 13, 2019
. PHOTO: EXPRESS

GILGIT-BALTISTAN: Six people died and 13 suffered injuries Tuesday night after a boundary wall collapsed in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The incident occurred when the Independence Day celebrations were underway.

“Six are confirmed dead, while three others are in critical condition,” a hospital source told The Express Tribune.

According to witnesses, people had climbed a boundary wall to watch the Independence Day celebrations when it collapsed due to the weight of the people.

“I saw people including women and children buried under the debris,” a witness said.

The rescue operation was launched immediately after the incident.

The injured were shifted to combined military hospital.

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