Horrified! Cable Breaks, 8 People Trapped in Cable Car for Hours. At least six children and two adults were trapped for hours at an altitude of almost 300 meters in a mountainous area of. Pakistan after one of the cables on the cable car they were traveling on suddenly snapped. Efforts to save the eight people are being carried out by local authorities. As reported by CNN , Tuesday (22/8/2023), Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported that the children were on their way to school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province , when one of the cables on the cable car they were traveling on suddenly disconnected. This incident occurred on Tuesday (22/8) morning, around 09.00 local time. The eight people are now trapped in a cable car which is at an altitude of 900 feet or the equivalent of 274 meters in a mountainous area of northwestern Pakistan.
The deputy district commissioner Tanveer Ur Rehman said that a reconnaissance helicopter had made it to the scene
before a larger helicopter was dispatch to ensure there was enough room to carry everyone in the airborne rescue efforts. The rescue effort is still ongoing today. Earlier, a local government official report that eight people were trapp at 1,200 feet (365 meters). The latest information says that there were six children and two adults who were trapp in the. Cable car where the cable was cut. Explain. By a rescue worker, Bilal Ahmad Faizi, that the chairlift connects two communities in the area and operates using two cables, one of which was cut on Tuesday (22/8) local time.
It is not clear what caused the cable car to break.
Pakistan’s Acting Prime Minister (PM) Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar has order all obsolete and unfit chairlifts to be shut down immediately. Many children living in remote and mountainous areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province rely on cable cars to get them to and from school. However, some of these facilities are known to lack routine maintenance and trigger travel risks.