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5 tourists dead, 11 critically injured as hotel balcony collapses in Chitral

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Terichmir Hotel Chitral balcony collapsed

At least 5 tourists have died and 11 others have been critically injured after the balcony of a hotel collapsed in Chitral city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to Rescue 1122 KPK, the injured were airlifted by helicopter of Pakistan Army on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Chitral while the dead bodies were sent to Punjab by road.

The incident took place on the second floor of the Terichmir Hotel in Chitral city where a family of 20 was staying. 17 members of the family went to the balcony to take pictures before leaving for Kalash Valley as part of their tour itinerary.

Pakistan Army Helicopter Chitral
Pakistan Army is airlifting the injured from Chitral to Peshawar.

The affected belonged to Kasur district of the Punjab province who were traveling in KPK after the government opened tourism after it was suspended due to Covid-19.

According to the hotel management, the balcony could not withstand so many people and came down killing 3 tourists on the spot. Two more scummed to injuries the next day while 11 have been told to be critically injured.

Terichmir Hotel Chitral balcony collapsed
The collapsed balcony of the hotel in Chitral can be seen in the picture.

A social media video shows people rushing the injured to District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Chitral. The injured were later shifted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) in Peshawar via a Pak Army Helicopter.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has shown his grief on the incident and directed DC Chitral to facilitate the affected in every possible way.

GBee Staff keeps you updated with the latest happenings in Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral regions of Pakistan.

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