Unfortunate incident at Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project

Lahore, December 24, 2014 (PPI-OT): An unfortunate incident happened today at about 0915 hours at one of the sites of the under-construction Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project located at Nauseri, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The untoward incident took place at a time when steel reinforcing bars, being erected on two blocks of De-sander Divide Wall, fell in downstream direction. Consequently a team of six workers, who were fixing into position the vertical steel reinforcing bars, were buried under the steel bars. Four workers including a Chinese died while two others sustained injuries. The injured were shifted to the hospital in Muzaffarabad.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
Tel: +92-42-99202633
Fax: +92-42-99203144
Cell: +92-333-4458293
Email: mabidrana@gmail.com
Website: www.wapda.gov.pk

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