Kashmir Bridge

Visitors cross the bridge over the Kundal Shahi Waterfall in Kashmir. The bridge collapsed May 13, killing at least two. Students from a medical college in eastern Punjab were visiting the Kundal Shahi picnic point and taking pictures from bridge when it collapsed. (YouTube screengrab)

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani rescuers have recovered two more bodies of students who fell into a river when an old wooden bridge collapsed in Kashmir, bringing the death toll to seven.

Dozens of students were taking photos from the hanging bridge when it collapsed May 13. Authorities rescued 14 students, but say seven more are still missing and feared dead.

The students from a medical college in eastern Punjab province were visiting the picnic point of Kundal Shahi, some 75 kilometers (50 miles) north of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Kashmir is split between Pakistan and India, both of which claim the Himalayan region in its entirety.

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