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Up to 100 passengers stranded as cable car hits pillar in Germany

As many as 100 passengers were being evacuated from suspended cable cars that run over the Rhine river in Cologne.

world Updated: Jul 31, 2017 00:04 IST
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A man is roped down from a cable car gondola over the river Rhine in Cologne, Germany. (Photo: PTI/ DPA)
A man is roped down from a cable car gondola over the river Rhine in Cologne, Germany. (Photo: PTI/ DPA)
         

German fire crews are focused on evacuating as many as 100 passengers from suspended cable cars that run over the Rhine river in Cologne after a gondola ran into a support pillar.

Public transportation authorities for the city in North-Rhine-Westphalia state say 32 of the cars were operating when the mishap occurred Sunday.

When the one car collided with the pillar, the others were brought to a stop.

Fire service personnel rescue people from a cable car gondola in Cologne, Germany. (Photo: PTI/DPA)
Fire service personnel rescue people from a cable car gondola in Cologne, Germany. (Photo: PTI/DPA)

The dpa news agency cites transport and fire department officials as saying that as many as 100 passengers were left stranded.

Witnesses report that fire crews are using a mobile crane to bring down the first of them.

No injuries are being reported.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 00:03 IST

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