Three die, two injured as chairlift falls into river in Swat

SWAT: Five people drowned in river Swat after a rope carrying a locally made chairlift snapped and fell down in Gabraal area of Swat on Sunday. Three people have died and two persons were retrieved whose sustained injuries. The unfortunate incident occurred in Kalam area of Swat.
Local people said all the victims belonged to the same family who were crossing the river in a chairlift when the rope carrying the chairlift snapped and fell into the river.
Soon after the incident, local people recovered three dead bodies of Shaukat, Sher Azam and Amjad whereas Akram and Amir Said were retrieved in injured condition.
It is pertinent to mention, the area residents often cross the river in locally made chairlifts due to the unavailability of bridges over the river.
Few days earlier, in a similar incident in Murree, 10 tourists died when a local made chairlift fell down due to over burden. -TNN

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