Collapse of “Cable Car” in Turkey… One Dead, Dozens Injured and Stranded

One person has died, 7 were injured, and 184 others were left stranded in the air after the collapse of a “cable car” in the city of Antalya, Turkey.

Antalya Mayor Muhittin Böcek stated on Friday that helicopters equipped with night vision were called to rescue the 184 people trapped in the cabins of the attraction.

He added that the rescue team was attempting to reach the stranded passengers: “Our specialized teams are on site, and we will rescue them all quickly.”

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu confirmed that one of the cabins of the “cable car” system fell into a rocky area during the collapse of the cable car column, resulting in casualties and injuries.

Five people were evacuated from the cabin by helicopter, while two others are still awaiting transport, with 110 emergency responders dispatched to the collapse site.

The damaged “cable car” has 36 cabins, each accommodating 6 people, and it takes time to ascend to the “Tünektepe” facility offering panoramic views of the tourist city of Antalya.

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