At least eight persons drowned in River Sindh when the steel rope of the lift, installed to cross the river, broke down due to overloading on Sunday. Locals of Gesbala, district Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan, had established a lift to cross the river as the suspension bridge was swept away by the flood in August 2010. The steel rope suspending the lift snapped due to the weight of the eight persons crossing the river. They fell down and were swept away by the gushing water. Five among the deceased belonged to the same family and all the missing persons were from Gesbala.