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Pakistan Army Helicopter Aids in Rescuing Children Trapped on Chairlift

Pakistan Army Helicopter Aids in Rescuing Children Trapped on Chairlift
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In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a Pakistan Army helicopter was dispatched on Tuesday to rescue schoolchildren and a teacher who became stranded in midair due to a chairlift cable snapping.

The government’s statement outlined that the rescue operation would be conducted with utmost care and meticulousness following a preliminary aerial survey, according to Ary News.

Since 7 a.m. on Tuesday, eight schoolchildren and their teacher have remained suspended in the air.

Earlier, Commissioner Hazara Sultan Aamir had sought support from the provincial government and the Pakistan Army for helicopter assistance.

In a prior incident, a cable malfunction resulted in the tragic deaths of four individuals when the cable car plummeted into the Indus River near the Sammar Nallah area in the Upper Kohistan district. The victims were attempting to cross the river from Shitial to the Tangir area in Gilgit-Baltistan. The cable that supported the chairlift snapped into two, causing them to fall into the swiftly flowing river