Seven killed as bridge collapses in Neelum Valley

25 students feared dead after bridge collapse in Neelum valley

Pakistan: 20 tourists swept away in Neelum Valley bridge collapse

However; yesterday a bridge in Neelum Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir collapsed, on which 23 students fell into water.

Four dead bodies and at least eight injured have been recovered in the rescue operation so far.

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.

Locals said the victims were likely boys and girls of a college that were touring the scenic valley. He said the missing tourists, mostly young students, were among those who were standing on the footbridge to take pictures when it collapsed.

All the injured were being shifted through army helicopters to the Combined Military Hospital in Muzaffarabad, the capital city of the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.

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The bridge, that could only withstand a maximum of four people, had shown relevant signs of collapsing but the tourists still thronged the bridge.

Personnel of the Pakistan Army are also assisting in the operation at Neelum Valley.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the Neelum Valley mishap.

Expressing grief over the loss of innocent lives, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa directed all possible assistance to civil administration for relief and rescue operations, said a media release by the Inter-Services Public Relations.

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