12 workers fall unconscious while working at dam

LANDIKOTAL: At least 12 labourers, who were removing silt from the canal of a dam, fell unconscious here in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency, official sources told PPI on Saturday.

The administration sources told the labourers were assigned the duty of cleaning Spera Dam in Bara sub division of Khyber Agency. They had switched on a generator to suck out wet rubble through a machine from a water channel. However, these workers fainted due to excessive gas and smoke generated from the generator.

After getting informed, the local administration officials rushed to the scene and shifted the ill labourers to Peshawar hospital.

The officials directed the Bara based administration to arrange foolproof security measures for the workers while cleaning the Spera Dam canal in Bara.