A minimum of 8 persons, including Chinese engineers, passed away as well as a number of others were wounded on Wednesday because of an explosion in a bus bring employees to the Dasu hydropower plant in the Upper Kohistan area of Khyber Pakhtunkwha.
Upper Kohistan Replacement Commissioner Arif Khan Yousafzai informed Dawn.com that the occurrence happened early in the early morning around 7:30 am when a rollercoaster was carrying over 30 employees from the Barseen camp to the plant website.
He claimed foreign designers, Frontier Corps workers as well as local labourers were aboard the bus when the event occurred.
Yousufzai said the reason for the explosion can not be established and also a rescue operation was in progress, adding that the site had been cordoned off by police and Rangers.
The harmed were being moved to Upper Kohistan Area Headquarter Healthcare facility, officials stated.
A senior law enforcement agent informed Dawn.com that it was unclear what had actually caused the case, adding that mobile networks are not practical in the location which was making it tough to get info.
“Currently we are unclear exactly what occurred, whether it is blast or a crash,” the authorities claimed, adding that when authorities full preliminary examination, the situation will become clear.
“But it does resemble a blast,” he added.
He said KP authorities principal Moazzam Ansari has left for Upper Kohistan on a helicopter.
At the same time, the Water and Power Growth Authority (Wapda), did unclear the nature of the incident either. In a declaration, it called the incident an “mishap”.
The Wapda representative did confirm that staff members of a Chinese business were taking a trip in the bus, adding that rescue efforts were in progress at the website of the event and the wounded were being shifted to a healthcare facility.
The representative added that the Wapda chairperson had actually left for Dasu to look after the rescue work.
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