Pedestrian Bridge Collapses in Lahore, Two Killed

Lahore: Part of a pedestrian bridge has collapsed at Ring Road in Harbanspura area of  Lahore trapping at least two people, Geo News reported..

According to sources, part of the bridge came down when a truck was passing under the bridge resultantly trapping two persons under its rubble. Due to collapse, the traffic from airport to Harbanspura was suspended.

After the accident, rescue teams reached the spot soon after getting the news and kicked off effortsto pull out the trapped people while Commissioner Lahore also visited the site.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered an immediate inquiry into the matter and to present the probe report of the incident. He has also formed an investigating team comprising Chairman of MIT, Secretary C & W, Chief Engineer South and Dean of UET.

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