Seven students killed, 9 missing as bridge collapses in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Seven students killed, 9 missing as bridge collapses in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

INP adds: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the bridge collapse incident in the Neelum Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). "We recovered seven dead bodies and 11 injured tourists from the stream while at least nine people were still missing", Commissioner Muzaffarabad Imtiaz Ahmed said.

Six people have been rescued so far'.

The bridge, which overlooked a ravine in mountainous Neelum district, collapsed after around three dozen university students walked across it to view a waterfall. The bridge which was located over the Jagran Nullah in Kundal Shahi area, collapsed as it could not withstand the pressure.

Читайте также: Give Goa a chief minister, Congress tells BJP President Amit Shah

A group of some 29 tourists, majority students from Faisalabad and Multan in the northeastern Punjab province, were standing on the Kundal Shahi footbridge in the Neelum Valley taking selfies when it suddenly collapsed and all of them were swept away, Atiq Ahmad, a local administrative official, told Anadolu Agency on the phone.

Police said eight of the rescued students were injured and airlifted to Muzaffarabad in a military helicopter for medical aid.

Personnel of the Pakistan Army are also assisting in the operation, said local Urdu TV channel ARY News, adding that the extremely cold water of the river and its strong current are hindering efforts to recover the tourists. However, tourists ignored the warning signs and bridge collapsed resulting in five deaths.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related News:



Most liked

Israel prepares for inauguration of new USA embassy in Jerusalem
On Monday, the U.S. will officially open its embassy in Jerusalem in a move that is expected to spark protests across the region. Marchers have thrown stones and burned tires at the fence and flown flaming kites over it to try to set Israeli fields on fire.

'Gotham' renewed at FOX for fifth and final season
Fox has renewed Batman prequel drama Gotham for a fifth and likely abbreviated final season. Well, fortunately, the series has managed to secure a fifth season pick-up.

OnePlus 6 Price and Specification Leak by Amazon: Priced at £459 / 519Euros
There's the third variant that OnePlus CEO and co-founder Pete Lau had confirmed for the OnePlus 6 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. Apart from renders, Amazon Germany has also given away crucial information including the price of the smartphone.

Narendra Modi trying to 'influence' Karnataka voters with Nepal temple visits: Congress
Situated at 3710 metres above the sea level in Mustang district, Muktinath temple is regarded sacred by Hindus and Buddhists. PM Narendra Modi on Saturday prayed at Nepal's iconic Muktinath temple regarded sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists.

IPL: Chennai outclass Hyderabad by eight wickets
Pandey and Yusuf have looked destructive in shades, and are potential threats against an under-performing CSK bowling attack. It was a target that always seemed less, even more, when none of the SRH bowlers could get the better of the opposition.

MI softball opens 23rd straight NCAA Tournament appearance vs. Notre Dame
Minnesota (Washington regional), Michigan (Kentucky) and Ohio State (Florida) are seeded second in their respective regionals. Those best-of-three tourneys will each send a team to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Levante vs Barcelona: Messi dropped for LaLiga clash
Enis Bardhi put Barcelona two goals behind again with a finish not too dissimilar to that which had given Barca a lifeline. Luis Suarez stepped up and converted the spot-kick to bring his side to within one goal of rescuing their unbeaten run.

Eyes trained on Gulf as storms develop near Florida
The WMBF First Alert Weather Team will be constantly fine tuning this forecast, especially on the WMBF First Alert Weather App. Clouds overnight will keep lows mild, in the low 70s, while highs remain below average in the mid- to low 80s.

Chili's reveals possible data breach
We are working with third-party forensic experts to conduct an investigation to determine the details of what happened . We deeply value our relationships with our Guests and sincerely apologize to those who may have been affected.

Seann William Scott to star in 'Lethal Weapon' Season 3
Lethal Weapon has gone from being in serious jeopardy to scoring a surprise season three renewal thanks to a shrewd re-casting. Previously, there were two known instances of bad behavior on set, prompting him to release a public apology on Twitter.

Two People Have Been Injured In A Plane Crash In Co. Offaly
The crashed plane had been partially submerged in water on the bog and required an exhaustive recovery mission. He thought nothing was unusual except the plane seemed to be flying very close to the ground, he said.

Former Bills Head Coach Chuck Knox Dies At Age 86
He went on to be a high school coach, before moving onto colleges. Knox also coached the Rams (two different times) and Bills . I'll miss you forever. "No one else will ever compare".

Khloe Kardashian shares first video of daughter True's face
That first Instagram video of True also prompted one user to revive baseless speculation that Khloe is really the daughter of O.J. It's Khloe Kardashian's very first Mother's Day and she's getting some serious appreciation.

Wilfried Zaha: "I have no plans on leaving" on Crystal Palace
When asked if a potential new contract was on the table, Hodgson responded: 'I don't talk about contracts or salaries. When to run with it, when to pass it.

FA Charge Chelsea Over Players Conduct Against Huddersfield
But we have to try to get three points against Newcastle, then to drop something positive for us. Who do you think will win the 2017/2018 EPL? We weren't able to do this. "I'm realistic.