Chinese contractor’s bus meets an accident at Dasu Hydropower Project

A bus of the Chinese construction company China Gezhouba Group Corporation(CGGC), carrying 41 persons including 36 Chinese, 2 FC personnel and 3 otherPakistanis, met an accident this morning on the way to construction site of DasuHydropower Project from the contractor’s camp. Consequently, 9 Chinese, 2 FCpersonnel and 2 other Pakistanis died, while 28 were injured. The rescue operationwas immediately started by Dasu Hydropower Project authorities and the districtadministration, Upper Kohistan. WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) rushed to Dasu andhimself monitored the relief and rescue operation at the site. The injured have been airlifted by Pakistan Army helicopters to the CombinedMilitary Hospital (CMH) Gilgit despite harsh weather conditions in the area, whilebodies are being shifted to Islamabad. WAPDA Chairman has expressed gratitude to Pakistan Army for the promptsupport in the relief and rescue operation. Meanwhile, district administration, UpperKohistan and the law enforcement agencies have started their probe to ascertaincause of the accident.