Death toll in PMT fire case rose to 7
HYDERABAD Jul 25,2021- The death toll in power transformer burning case rose to seven as none more injured succumbed to injuries.
The body of youth Hanan, was brought to his home on Sunday. He was injured in Pole Mounted Transformer (PMT) exploding incident and was hospitalized in Karachi. A section Police said, one more injured in the transformer explosion.
The transformer fire incident at Latifabad No. 8 on July 22 evening.
Deputy Commissioner Fawad Ghafar Soomro sent his report to the Commissioner Hyderabad, which revealed that repair of transformers is carried out at local private workshop, hence it is not carried satisfactorily. And also causes delay sometimes weeks.
Further the report said that while the process involved Hesco’s crew also reportedly receives huge money from people of the area for repairing the transformers.
SSP Hyderabad has also compiled his report about the exploding of transformer in Latifabad Unit 8. The rport said that 22 people including four Hesco employees were injured in the incident.
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 Sadiq Kubbar.
After body of Arfeen son of Shakeel Malik was buried, on July 25, the enraged citizens turned to the Hesco Latifabad Executive Engineer office, closing the road in front of an office adjoining Maanji Hospital to protest the death.
During this some unidentified men attacked the Executive Engineer office. And set on fire the furniture and record.
Upon receiving information fire tenders reached the spot and control fire after an hour’s efforts.