PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Military commandos in helicopters rescued two children from a cable car dangling hundreds of meters (feet) above the ground in a remote part of Pakistan on Tuesday. They were were working to save four more children and two adults.
Army commandos could be seen on local TV trying to lower themselves on ropes from the choppers toward the cable car. An expert warned the rescue was incredibly delicate because the wind created by the helicopters’ blades could further weaken cables holding the car aloft.
Relatives of those trapped prayed while anxiously watching the operation unfold. The rescue has also transfixed Pakistanis across the country who crowded around televisions in offices, shops, restaurants and hospitals.
Source : AP News