AYON: The village council of Bumburate has passed a resolution condemning the negligence of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and its auxiliary departments which reportedly led to the death of two persons from the area two days ago.
The village council met with its chairman Khalilur Rehman in the chair and all members and notables of the area in attendance.
On September 22, a driver and his helper were found electrocuted at riverside near Ayon. They were identified as driver Abdul Rahim, a resident of Saroozjal in the Bumburate valley, his helper Abdul Basit, also from Saroozjal. They were going to load sand/gravels into their jeep near Chitar bridge when the vehicle touched dangling and old electricity transmission wires between Dir and Chitral.
The village council at its meeting expressed grief and shock over the death of the two local residents. they said Rahim’s three children have become orphans and there was no one to look after them. Similarly, Basit, a young man, was the only bread-earner of his family.
The village council held the power utility company responsible for the death of the two persons and said the government should compensate the bereaved families.
They also called upon the deputy commissioner of Lower Chitral to order an impartial inquiry into the incident and initiate legal action against the officials concerned of WAPDA.–Muhkam Uddin Ayoni