ISLAMABAD – Eight bodies have now been recovered since a bridge collapsed in northern Pakistan three days ago, but four people are still missing, the country’s disaster relief agency said on Wednesday.
National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Reema Zuberi said in a statement that eight bodies have been recovered since a footbridge over the Jagran Nullah collapsed in the Neelum Valley of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Sunday.
Zuberi said rescue teams would keep looking for the bodies of the missing four.
The accident took place on Sunday when a group of students were walking on the bridge over the stream, a tributary of the Neelum River, when it collapsed.
Due to heavy rains before the incident, the swift flow of the river carried the students away.
The NDMA, police and army launched a rescue mission. Fourteen people were rescued alive, 11 of whom suffered minor injuries.
In 2017, three members of a family died near the same spot.