A cable car fell into a ditch Thursday morning near Murree, killing 11, rescue sources told DawnNews.

Two more individuals were being treated for critical injuries.

The injured had been shifted to Islamabad for medical treatment. Their chances of survival were slim, as the cable car had fallen from a height of 400 feet, rescuers had initially said.

According to rescuers, the cable car was being used for transportation between Sharafani in Punjab and Banwari in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The cable car was the only source of transportation between the two hilly areas as there are no roads connecting the two, they said.

Locals had reportedly set up the cable car service on a self-help basis, rescuers said.

Assistant Commissioner Murree Arifullah Khan confirmed the incident, reporting that rescue personnel have shifted the bodies from the scene of the incident.

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