At least five dead as over 20 tourists swept away in Neelum Valley bridge collapse
NEELUM: A minimum of 20 vacationers have been swept away when a bridge collapsed in Neelum Valley, Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, in keeping with the police.
Police officers stated round 25 vacationers stopped to take photos at the bridge, positioned in Nala Jagran space of the area, when it collapsed as it will now not resist the drive.
An operation is beneath option to rescue the vacationers, with government having recovered 5 our bodies and rescued a minimum of six other folks up until now.
Workforce of the Pakistan Military also are aiding within the operation.
Alternatively, the extraordinarily chilly water of the circulate and its sturdy present are hampering efforts to get well the individuals.
Locals stated the sufferers have been most likely scholars of 2 scientific schools from Lahore and Faisalabad who have been traveling the scenic valley.
Resources stated the bridge may just best resist a most of 4 individuals and had related caution indicators for the aim as neatly however the vacationers nonetheless thronged the bridge.
Ratings of tourists flock to Kashmir and its scene Neelum Valley throughout the summer time.
Regulate room arrange
AJK Top Minister Raja Farooq Haider took realize of the incident and sought a file from the related officers.
The high minister ordered the putting in of a regulate room in Muzaffarabad and directed households of the sufferers to touch the centre at 0582220097.
He additionally directed the deputy commissioner to hurry up rescue efforts and make sure any person liable for negligence is delivered to guide.
Later, Haider departed Muzaffarabad for Neelum Valley to supervise the rescue efforts.
In a message, Top Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed sympathy and remorseful about over the incident.
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