Children among eight stranded as chairlift wire breaks mid-air in KP’s Battagram

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This photograph shows the chairlift hanging mid-air. — Screengrab via YouTube/Geo News Live
This photograph shows the chairlift hanging mid-air. — Screengrab via YouTube/Geo News Live

Eight people, including six children, were left stranded mid-air as a chairlift’s cable broke down in the Allai Tehsil in Battagram, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.

The incident was confirmed by Mansehra Deputy Inspector General of Police Tahir Ayub who said there is no option but to rescue the stranded passengers through a copter.

Gulfaraz, one of the passengers on the chairlift, said that the first wirebroke at 7am after which another one also broke.

Faisal Kraim Kundi, the Pakistan Peoples Party leader, has sought help requesting caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, interim Chief Minister KP Muhammad Azam Khan and Information Minister Feroze Jamal to take immediate action.


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