Helicopters race to rescue children stranded in cable car 1,200ft over ravine

Six school children and two teachers are trapped in a chairlift 1,200ft in the air in Battagram, northern Pakistan.

A chairlift cable snapped as the group were travelling to school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday morning, according to rescue official, Bilal Ahmad Faizi.

Local Battagram district official Tanveer Ur Rehman said: ‘The chairlift is hanging 1,200 feet (365 meters) above ground.

‘Rescue efforts are impossible without a helicopter, and experienced rescue officials are needed to ensure the rescue goes smoothly.’

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