Army operators, with the help of civilians, managed to reach the three people who could not be rescued by helicopter on Tuesday night.
Successfully rescued eight people trapped in a broken cable car high up in a remote valley in Pakistan. Army teams, with the help of civilians, managed to get the remaining three people out of the cabin on Tuesday night.
Six schoolchildren were among the eight people trapped in the cable car that was blocked after one of the cables that kept it suspended broke. They were hung for almost 15 hours while their families looked on in despair.
“When the chairlift was halfway up, the rope broke. I was hanging and I got scared. I thought it was my last day and everything was over for me,” says Attaullah Shah, one of the young people trapped in the cable car. .
The complicated rescue began with a helicopter that managed to get the children to a safe place after being suspended for almost 12 hours, but with the setting sun and not enough light to operate, the helicopter was forced to return to the base in Darkness.
In a new attempt to reach the cable car cabin, the rescuers used the cable as a zip line to get the rest of the trapped people out.
Cable cars are common in the northern parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and are vital in connecting towns and cities in areas where roads cannot be built.
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