The cable car collides with the pillar, 1 dead, 7 injured in Turkey

2024-04-13 09:24:30 / BOTA ALFA PRESS

The cable car collides with the pillar, 1 dead, 7 injured in Turkey
An accident on a cable car in Turkey has killed one person and injured 7 others. The incident took place in Turkey's southern Antalya province. The cable car reportedly collided with a broken pole, the local governor's office and a television station said.

On the X social network, the governor announced that the injured have been transferred for treatment to nearby hospitals and that 24 cable car cabins were left hanging in the air. Emergency rescue units evacuated 40 people from seven cable car cabins, and efforts to evacuate 134 people trapped in other cabins are continuing, the governor's office said.

Helicopters and other means of evacuation from the cable car line have been sent to the scene.

According to information on the website, the cable car has 36 cabins with a capacity of six people each. The climb to the Tunektepe facility with a panoramic view of the city of Antalya takes an average of nine minutes.

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