Pakistan Army rescues tourists struck in the air on Patriata Chairlift
*MUREE: Pakistan Army has rescued all the tourists, who were stuck in the air after a chair lift wire detached from the pulley due to typhoon in Muree, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday. *
A popular visiting spot in Muree, the elevated chairlifts met with a malfunction resulting in hundreds of getting stuck in the air precariously.
The rescue operation to retrieve and rescue all chair lift riders was completed by the army contingent along with the civil administration, and all the tourists were safely evacuated.
“Army engineers repaired the cable tower to rescue the tourists”, the army’s military wing said.
The Patriata chair lifts in Muree are a main tourist attraction, It is the highest point in the area and the hills stand 7,500 feet above sea level.