12 including 9 Chinese nationals dead in attack: Chinese Embassy in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, July 14 (Gwadar Pro) - The Chinese embassy in Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed 12 deaths, including 9 Chinese nationals, in the attack on the Dasu Hydropower Project.
A statement issued by the embassy said that“at around 7 am on 14th July local time, a Chinese company's shuttle bus carrying working staff on the Dasu Hydropower Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province was hit by blast on its way to the construction site. Up to now, 9 Chinese citizens and 3 Pakistani citizens were unfortunately dead and some injured. Investigation to the incident is underway.”
It added that“the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan launched the emergency plan immediately, contacted the Pakistani military, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior and other relevant parties, and requested Pakistan to carry out rescue and treatment in the first place, and strengthen security protection for the Chinese citizens, institutions and projects in Pakistan , and investigate the incident thoroughly. The Pakistani military has instantly organized rescue and dispatched helicopters to transfer the injured.”
The Chinese Embassy expressed its deep condolences to the loved ones of the victims and sympathy for the injured, and pledged to“do its best with Pakistan to properly deal with the aftermath.”
The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan reminded Chinese citizens, enterprises, and projects in Pakistan “to stay on alert, pay close attention to the local security situation, strengthen security protection, take strict precautions, and stop going out unless necessary.”