Muzaffarabad (Staff Report): A 12-year-old boy sacrificed his life to save the drowning students after they fell into river when Kundal Shahi bridge over the bourn of Jagiran in Neelam valley collapsed.

According to locals, Saim, who helped his father selling eatables at the bank of river Neelam, jumped into the river after the bridge collapsed in a bid to save others, adding that he was able to save the life of 2 tourists.

The people took to Twitter to pay a homage to this young guy who sacrificed his life to help humanity.

According to locals, the bridge collapsed as it could not withstand the pressure due to overweight.

More than 30 tourists including women and children have swept away in the river, said an eyewitness.

Locals said the victims were students of Faisalabad’s private college.