Girders of Islamabad’s under-construction flyover collapse, days after deadly pillar fall – Pakistan

Girders of an under-construction flyover in the Bhara Kahu area of Islamabad collapsed on Thursday, less than a week after the bridge’s shuttering came apart leaving two labourers dead and three injured.

Islamabad police confirmed the incident in a tweet, adding that there were no injuries or casualties.

“The girders of an under-construction bridge have collapsed,” read a tweet by Islamabad Police.

It further said rescue and police personnel were on the site to ensure smooth traffic flow.

Unverified CCTV footage making the rounds on social media showed the massive concrete girders of the flyover tipping over, hitting another one before eventually caving in entirely, barely missing a pedestrian.

Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal ordered an inquiry into the incident, state-run APP reported.

Speaking to reporters at the site, Amin said that the accident occurred due to a “crane slipping”. “The safety and health of the labourers cannot be compromised at any cost,” he added.

The IG Islamabad was also on site.

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