Abid visits Tarbella Dam to investigate accident

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ISLAMABAD, July 3 (APP): Minister of State for Water and Power
Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali Sunday visited Tarbella Dam to investigate
accident which occurred on Saturday night at Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.

The incident happened while placement of concrete which caused collapsing of formwork where eight workers, including four Chinese and
four Pakistani, were present, said a press release.

The rescue operation was carried immediately which lasted till midnight. Two Chinese and two Pakistani workers died on the spot.

The injured were shifted to hospital and are being looked after properly. Two Chinese workers, who were still in critical condition, were shifted to Islamabad. The condition of two Pakistanis injured was stable.