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MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — An old wooden bridge over a fast-moving river in Kashmir collapsed as dozens of students were taking pictures on it, leading to at least five deaths on Sunday.
Javed Ayub, a senior tourism department official in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, said 14 students were rescued after the bridge collapsed and that civil and military rescue teams were searching for 11 others.
The article goes on to state the following:
Ayub said rescue workers recovered the bodies of five drowned students. The students, most in their early 20s, were enrolled in the medical college at Faisalabad in eastern Punjab province. He said some students from a college in Lahore were also among those who fell into the river.
Neelum, Azad Kashmir….
30 out of seventy students feared dead due to bridge collapse during a study tour. pic.twitter.com/UghX9XML2Y
— Reshdarkoshur (@ReshDar) May 13, 2018
5 Student and tourists dead, 11 injuured over dozen missing as bridge collapses in Neelum Valley Azad #Kashmir
Around 40 #Students and #tourists were swept away when a bridge over a water channel collapsed in #NeelumValley of Azad Kashmir on Sunday pic.twitter.com/CVQJmoEFhZ
— Amiruddin Mughal (@MughalAmiruddin) May 13, 2018
— DailyPakistan Global (@dailypakistangl) May 13, 2018
We mourn and pray for the 40 medical students who lost their lives in Kashmir’s bridge collapse.
— Syed Ali Zafar (@SyedAliZafar1) May 13, 2018
— The Kashmir Press (@TheKashmirPress) May 13, 2018
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