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3 Afghans die in roof collapse at Bagram base

3 Afghans die in roof collapse at Bagram base

Jan 18, 2013 - 10:25

CHARIKARinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Three employees of an Afghan company died when the roof of the building they were in caved in at Bagram Airfield in central Parwan province on Friday, the International Security Assistant Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said.

The company, whose name was not given, is contracted by the NATOinfo-icon-led force, which said there was no insurgent activity in vicinity of the airfield at the time of the accident. The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

Abdullah Danish, who lives close to the airbase, told Pajhwok Afghan his cousin Ahmad Rashad, 25, died in the predawn incident. The three victims were laid to rest in the district today, he said, linking the roof cave-in to heavy snowfall.

An Afghan interpreter on the sprawling American base, requesting not to be named, said at least 10 people were wounded in the incident. However, he did not say anything about their healthinfo-icon condition.

Roshna Khalid, the Parwan governor’s spokeswoman, confirmed the roof collapse

Science says that the first three people injured and transferred to the hospital at Bagram airbase, died.


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