Eight people are trapped in a gondola above a valley in Pakistan’s Batagram district, AFP reports.
Six of these will be schoolchildren.
According to Agence France-Presse, the gondola is suspended at an altitude of 275 meters above the ground as a result of a broken cable, AFP wrote, referring to the country’s national emergency preparedness.
According to the Pakistani newspaper dawn The accident occurred somewhere between 07 and 08 local time, when the children were on their way to school.
According to the newspaper, the gondolas will be private and run by local residents, as there are no roads or bridges in the area.
According to the newspaper, local rescue teams are in place, but as a result of the steep altitude and terrain, they have not yet succeeded in the rescue operation.
At 09:00 Norwegian time, the people were supposed to be held for four to five hours.
A local teacher at the children’s school told the newspaper that there was a mobile phone on board the gondola and that he had received a message that one of the children had fainted from fright.
He also explains that about 150 students make this trip daily to get to school.
The country’s military emergency team is now assisting with the operation, Dawn writes. The country’s interim prime minister, Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, stated that all available and necessary resources should be used in the rescue effort.
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