Landslide: Chinese engineer, local worker killed near Attabad Lake

Both the labourers were working at a construction site.


Web Desk July 16, 2013
A file photo of Attabad Lake. PHOTO: KAMRAN AHMED

GILGIT: A Chinese engineer and a local worker were killed as a result of a landslide near the Attabad Lake, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Both the labourers were working at a construction site.

The local worker was identified as Zohaib Nazeer.

Earlier on May 2, at least one labourer was killed and three others, including two Chinese engineers, were injured in a landslide while working in the same area.

CRBC, a Chinese road construction company, is working on constructing a tunnel from Attabad to Gojal as an alternative to the Karakoram Highway, part of which has submerged after a landslide formed a lake on the Hunza River.

In a similar incident in January 2010, at least 19 people were killed in a landslide near Attabad village adjacent to Hunza, which is about 120 kilometers from Gilgit.

COMMENTS (3)

Abdul Khadar | 7 years ago | Reply

A Chinese engineer and a local worker were killed Both the labourers were working at a construction site You made a Chinese Engineer as a Labourer. That does mean that our labourer is equal to Chinese Engineer. You are a real patriot.

Haider | 7 years ago | Reply

RIP zohaib. u were too young to die. May Allah bless ur soul and give ur parents enough strength to bear this irrepairable loss. amen.

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