Work resumes on Tarbela 4th Extension project

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ISLAMABAD, July 3 (APP): Construction work on the 1410 MW-Tarbela
4th Extension Hydropower Project was resumed after removing the debris from the accident site on Sunday.

According to a WAPDA spokesman, four persons, including two Chinese
nationals, lost their lives when the scaffolding for concrete work at Tarbela Dam collapsed on Saturday night.

WAPDA has been carrying out construction work round-the-clock
under accelerated programme to complete the 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.

As concrete pouring was going on at the site last night, the scaffolding for concrete work downstream of Unit No. 17 collapsed at about 11.

Four persons, including two Chinese, were also injured, who were taken to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Tarbela.