Horror: 5 Students Dead, 12 Missing As Bridge Suddenly Collapses At Tourist Site

A bridge has reportedly come crashing down at a tourist site, killing five students and leaving 12 others missing.

It has been reported that at least five students were killed and twelve others went missing on Sunday after a bridge collapsed at a tourist site in Pakistani Kashmir.

Officials made this revelation on Sunday, adding there was little hope of finding survivors.

According to a report by the Agence France Presse, AFP, The bridge, which overlooked a ravine in mountainous Neelum district, collapsed after some three dozen university students walked across it to view a waterfall.

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“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.

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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 walk across it in small numbers because it was only designed to accommodate five people at a time.

“The bridge collapsed because around 40 people climbed it… at the same time,” Durrani said.

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“Its cemented foundation could not sustain the weight”, he added.

The scenic Himalayan region is a popular tourist destination but lacks infrastructure.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947, but both claim the territory in full

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