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6 killed in wall collapse amid Independence Day celebrations in Gilgit-Baltistan

ANI | Updated: Aug 14, 2019 10:43 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 14 (ANI): At least six people lost their lives and 13 others suffered injuries after a boundary wall collapsed amid Independence Day celebrations in Gilgit-Baltistan, the northernmost province administered by Pakistan.
"Six are confirmed dead, while three others are in critical condition," a hospital source told The Express Tribune.
According to witnesses, people had climbed a boundary wall to watch the Independence Day celebrations when it collapsed due to the weight of the people.
"I saw people including women and children buried under the debris," a witness said.
The rescue operation was launched immediately after the incident.
The injured were shifted to a combined military hospital. (ANI)