Wall collapsed near a bridge under construction killing 11 in Pakistan

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In Pakistan, 11 workers were killed when a wall near a bridge under construction collapsed after being affected by rainwater. The bridge under construction was not damaged.

Wall collapsed near a bridge under construction killing 11 in Pakistan

Eleven workers were killed early Wednesday when a wall near a bridge under construction in the Pakistani capital Islamabad collapsed after it was weakened by rainwater. The incident happened as workers were sitting in their tents on the roadside at the construction site.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed grief over the deaths in a statement.

Officials said the collapse was caused by monsoon rains. At least five construction workers were injured as the bodies of the dead were being recovered. The bridge under construction was not damaged.

Monsoon rains have killed 112 people in Pakistan since June 25. The rains have also swollen rivers in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, flooding hundreds of villages and displacing at least 15,000 people.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

 

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