September 24, 2021

Five died as power transformer exploded in Hyderabad

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5 died as power transformer explodes in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD Jul 23, 2021- Death tally rose to five on Friday, as two more persons succumbed to their injuries in the power transformer exploding in Latifabad, Hyderabad, the second largest city in Sindh province, police said.

One person died and 17 persons were injured in the transformer fire incident at Latifabad No. 8 on Thursday evening.

Two more Sajjad and Waqas succumbed to their injuries at the hospital on Friday.

Two injured Shujaat and Tabash died last night, who were injured after a transformer caught fire.

According to police, 17 people were injured when a transformer exploded in Hyderabad on Thursday evening, out of which five have died so far.

On the other hand, CCTV footage of the transformer exploding has been obtained by Geo News.

The footage shows the victims wrapped in flames using water and cloth to put out the blaze.

CM takes notice of incident

As the incident was reported the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of transformer explosion in Hyderabad and directed commissioner to inquire into incident and submit report.

Sindh CM directed best treatment for injured in hospitals. He directed Health Secretary to ensure attendance of doctors and paramedical staff in government hospitals

Sindh CM directed commissioner to inquire into incident and submit report.

Hesco committee to probe

Hesco management has constituted a high level inquiry committee led by GM Operation Abdul Ahad to investigate the transformer accident at Latifabad No. 8, Hyderabad, told Hesco spokesman Sadi Kubbar.

GM Operation Abdul Ahad will head the committee while Chief Engineer Planning Manzoor Hussain Soomro, SE Manzoor Hussain Soomro and Director S &I Aijaz Ahmed Sheikh are the members.

The Committee will submit the inquiry report today.