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

Locals seen during rescue efforts- Geo News

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.

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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.

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