Rescue operations underway to rescue children dangling almost 1,000 feet high in broken chairlift

An urgent rescue operation is underway to save two adults and six children who were left dangling 900 feet above the ground in a chairlift when a cable broke in a mountainous region in Pakistan, authorities say.

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority said that they were working with the Pakistan Army and that a helicopter has been dispatched to the site of the rescue operation in Battagram, approximately 120 miles north of the country’s capital city of Islamabad.

The condition of the eight people inside the chairlift is currently unknown.

The helicopter has has been flying over the cable car and it appears someone was lowered down from the helicopter to reach the stranded passengers.

The broken down cable car is reportedly used daily and takes students to school in the remote region of Pakistan.

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