Altaf Hamid Rao.
LAHORE /MIRPUR [AJK]: : A bus of the Chinese construction company China Gezhouba
Group Corporation (CGGC), carrying 41 persons including 36 Chinese, 2 FC
personnel and 3 other Pakistanis, met an accident this morning on the way to
construction site of Dasu Hydropower Project from the contractor's camp.
Consequently, 9 Chinese, 2 FC personnel and 2 other Pakistanis died, while 28 were
injured. The rescue operation was immediately started by Dasu Hydropower Project
authorities and the district administration, Upper Kohistan.
WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) rushed to Dasu and
himself monitored the relief and rescue operation at the site.
The injured have been airlifted by Pakistan Army helicopters to the Combined
Military Hospital (CMH) Gilgit despite harsh weather conditions in the area, while
bodies are being shifted to Islamabad.
WAPDA Chairman has expressed gratitude to Pakistan Army for the prompt
support in the relief and rescue operation. Meanwhile, district administration, Upper
Kohistan and the law enforcement agencies have started their probe to ascertain
cause of the accident.