May 19, 2024

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At least one person died and 10 were injured in a cable car accident in Turkey: its passengers were suspended in mid-air

At least one person died and 10 were injured in a cable car accident in Turkey: its passengers were suspended in mid-air
Cable car accident in Türkiye

One person died and 10 others were injured A. When flipping this Friday Cable car cabin Close to town AntalyaOn the Mediterranean coast Turkey itself.

An accident has occurred in Tünektepe Cable CarA dozen kilometers west of Antalya, it connects the local harbor with a popular viewpoint located on a nearby 600-meter-high peak.

For reasons still unknown, One of the system poles suddenly tilted and one of the passenger cabins hit a power poleAnd so its passengers They fell on a rocky ground.

One person died in his fall and 10 other occupants of the cabin, including two children, suffered varying degrees of injuries.The Turkish company said Anatoly.

Rescue teams have already rescued the injured, but The work to safely evacuate the occupants of the other rooms continuedThose who were left unharmed, but were trapped when the system stopped due to an accident.

Cable car TünektepeBuilt in 2017, it is 1.7 kilometers long and covers an elevation difference of 600 meters in a journey of 8.5 minutes.

can carry Up to 1,200 people per hourAccording to its owner data, Antalya Municipality.

This week, as the festival ends Ramadan Both the region's beaches and popular sights recorded a huge influx of visitors on Wednesday.

This is what the cable car looked like

Rescue efforts 43 people They continue this Saturday. A dilapidated cable car takes tourists from Konyalti Beach to the restaurant and viewing platform at the top of the more than 600-meter Dunektep Peak.

After treating the injured and evacuating, Rescuers began evacuating the occupants of other rooms to safetyThose who were left unharmed, but were trapped when the system stopped due to an accident.

Rescue teams at the scene

A company called Turkey Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) That said this Saturday 128 passengers have been rescued from 16 cabins And those actions are constantly being pushed out 43 are left Eight other cabins were trapped.

Helicopter at crash site

More than 500 professional rescuers and four helicopters are working in difficult conditions due to the windAnd they hope to complete the rescue operations by night.

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(with information from agencies)