Landslide killed Chines Engineer
Landslide killed Chines Engineer

GILGIT: A Chinese engineer and a local worker were killed as a result of a landslide near the Attabad Lake, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Both the labourers were working at a construction site.

The local worker was identified as Zohaib Nazeer.

Earlier on May 2, at least one labourer was killed and three others, including two Chinese engineers, were injured in a landslide while working in the same area.

CRBC, a Chinese road construction company, is working on constructing a tunnel from Attabad to Gojal as an alternative to the Karakoram Highway, part of which has submerged after a landslide formed a lake on the Hunza River.

In a similar incident in January 2010, at least 19 people were killed in a landslide near Attabad village adjacent to Hunza, which is about 120 kilometers from Gilgit.


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