Three killed as chairlift falls in Kalam Valley

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MINGORA: Three personswere  drowned when a chairlift fell  into the river in the Ashran area  in Kalam valley, police and locals  said.  The local people said that  the bridge that connected the  two villages of Ashran and Paler  had been destroyed.

A chairlift  was installed over the river subsequently,  which connected  Ashran with Paler in Kalam.  “Five people boarded the  chairlift on Saturday morning.  The rope snapped and chairlift  fell into the river,” said an eyewitness.  The local people launched  the rescue efforts and recovered  two persons in an injured condition.  Those rescued were identified  as Ikram Hussain, son of,  Danish, a resident of Paler, and  Amir Said, son of Hazrat, a resident  of Kalam. The injuredwere  shifted to the KalamHospital on  self-help basis. 

The rest of the three persons  could not be saved. They were  identified as Shaukat, a resident  of Kalam, Amjad, a resident of  Paler, and Sher Azam, a resident  of Kalam. The people recovered  two bodies after hectic efforts  while the search for the third  was continuing.    

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