Islamabad: Thirteen people were reportedly killed in separate incidents of wall collapse in Islamabad on Wednesday due to heavy monsoon rains in the federal capital and Rawalpindi.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecast, the monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea intensified today and Rawalpindi received the highest rainfall, about 200 mm, continuing to lash both the cities.
Police said 12 people were killed when a wall of an under-construction bridge collapsed near Golra Mor on Peshawar Road in Islamabad.
He told that the wall was 100 feet wide and 11 feet high, under which the laborers had put up tents to stay at the construction site.
Rescue 1122 officials said that the rescue teams reached the spot as soon as the report was received.
Police said that with the help of machines, the rescue workers took out the bodies from the debris of the wall. More people are likely to be trapped in the debris, the search is on for them, so far four people have been rescued alive.
Meanwhile, an 11-year-old girl died in a similar wall collapse incident in Mohammadi Town under the jurisdiction of Islamabad’s Khana police station.
In a separate rain-related incident, several people were injured when two buses traveling on the Islamabad-Peshawar motorway rammed into each other after losing control due to slippery road conditions amid heavy rains.
Rescue 1122 said that their teams are working to provide assistance to the injured, while the seriously injured are being shifted to hospitals in Wah Cantt and Takshashila.