At least three people died and seven others were injured in an explosion during rock blasting at the site of the under-construction Diamer Bhasha dam in Gilgit Baltistan on Friday, police said. Diamer Senior Administrator of Police (SSP) Muhammad Ayaz let Dawn.com know that the impact happened while workers were introducing explosives in the rough and precipitous region, as expected for the dam’s development. He added that at first 10 workers were harmed, of whom three later passed on.
In any case, the count varied from the ones before gave to Dawn.com by Diamer Salvage 1122 Locale Facilitator Shaukat Riaz and the dam task’s representative Pyar Ali, both of whom said three individuals had kicked the bucket and 10 were harmed in the occurrence. An assertion from the Water and Power Improvement Authority (Wapda) likewise gave the count of three dead and 10 harmed. As indicated by Riaz, the episode occurred at the site’s camp no.6 while explosives were being introduced to break rocks. SSP Ayaz expressed none of the Chinese specialists working at the site were hurt in the impact.
He added that an examination would be led into the occurrence and the pertinent station house official was investigating it. Wapda Executive resigned Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani reported money related remuneration for the harmed and groups of the departed with Rs500,000 for each relative of the departed, Rs500,000 for those truly harmed and Rs200,000 for those with minor wounds. He added that extra monetary help would likewise be accommodated the departed and harmed by the task project worker according to its arrangement.