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Pakistan: 20 tourists swept away in Neelum Valley bridge collapse

Pakistan: 20 tourists swept away in Neelum Valley bridge collapse

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 May 2018, 03:36 pm

Islamabad, May 13 (IBNS): At least 20 people were swept away after a bridge collapsed in Neelum Valley in Azad Jammu and Kashmir of Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Police officials told Geo News around 25 tourists stopped to take pictures on the bridge, located in Nala Jagran area of the region, when it collapsed as it could not withstand the pressure. 

An operation is currently going on to rescue the people.

Six people have been rescued so far.'

Five bodies have been recovered till now.

Personnel of the Pakistan Army are assisting the operation.

Locals told Geo News the victims were likely students of two medical colleges from Lahore and Faisalabad who were touring the scenic valley.


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