People have been at a dangerous height for several hours.
In the gondola of the cable car that connects the banks of a deep gorge in Battagram, Pakistan, for several hours there have been eight people, six children and two adults. One of the metal ropes broke and the gondola was trapped over the abyss, at a height of 274 meters. It is reported by Aljazeera.
Children living in one of the local villages are sent to school every day along this path. So today they got into the cabin, but in the middle of the road it got stuck.
People have been at a dangerous height for several hours, a child is known to have fainted due to heat and fear. “For God’s sake, help us!” Another boy sent a text message to his parents.
Hanging gondola tried to pick up rescuers who arrived at the crash site by helicopter. But to no avail – the operation is hampered by a strong gusty wind.
The pilots did not give up their attempts to save people, repeatedly approaching the gondola by helicopter and trying not to touch it with the propeller blades of the winged machine, but, as a result, it was decided to abandon the use of helicopters.
Six hours after the accident, it was decided to call in the special forces to help. Pakistani authorities have yet to release details of this phase of the rescue operation, but one of the security forces representatives, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters that “fighters from special services will be involved. with skills in airborne operations”. on an extremely dangerous and risky mission.” So far, they have managed to get two teenagers off the height.
And about Pakistani Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar was notified of the incident. He instructed authorities to carry out security checks on elevators and cable cars across the country to ensure they comply with safety regulations.