Pakistani Army’s SSG starts recovery operation

On Tuesday, a cable failure occured on a chairlift which crosses a river in the Allai Jhangray Pashto region.

On Tuesday, a cable failure occured on a chairlift which crosses a river in the Allai Jhangray Pashto region. This incident left a total of eight people, including seven kids and one teacher, trapped there in mid-air. A Pakistan Army chopper has been sent to Battagram in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for their rescue.

The news of this incident was reported by the locals earlier in the morning. On camera, a cable car was seen stranded in midair and to see it, crowds gathered.

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While talking to the media, the teacher, Gul Nawaz who was trapped in the chairlift requested for a rapid rescue effort.

He told that the youngsters, who were of age 10 to 15, were in severe condition, and one of them also fainted due to the fear.

Nawaz also mentioned that it was rare for the chairlift to carry only a few passengers inside because generally it carried a bigger load.

Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar ordered for the rapid rescue of the eight people trapped in the chairlift in the Pashto neighbourhood of Battagram.

In a tweet he said, “I have instructed the NDMA, PDMA, and district officials to ensure the eight passengers trapped in the chairlift are safely rescued and evacuated as soon as possible.”

The authorities have been directed by him to conduct safety inspections of all such private chairlifts and make sure that they are safe to operate and use.

Coordination support has been provided by The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for rescuing the people stuck in a chairlift at a height of 900 feet in Battagram due to a breakage of its cable.

A press release has been issued by the NDMA, which stated that an Army helicopter has been dispatched for a rescue operation.

Moreover for evacuating the stranded people, the Pakistan Army’s Special Services Group (SSG) team has been dispatched.