13 May '18, 1pm

Five students dead, 12 missing after bridge collapses in Pakistan

MUZAFFARABAD, PAKISTAN (AFP) - At least five students were killed and 12 others were reported missing on Sunday (May 13) after a bridge collapsed at a tourist site in Pakistani Kashmir, officials said, adding there was little hope of finding survivors. The bridge, which overlooked a ravine in mountainous Neelum district, collapsed after some three dozen university students walked across it to view a waterfall. "We have recovered four bodies of boys and one of a girl. Twelve others are still missing and we don't have any hope about them (surviving) because the water is very cold", said Chaudhary Imtiaz, a senior government official in Kashmir's capital Muzaffarabad. Imtiaz told AFP eight other students were injured in the accident. Local police official Saleem Durrani confirmed the toll and said that the authorities had posted a warning near the bridge, telling visitors to ...

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