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Friday 15 November 2019

Firefighters attempting to evacuate 100 stranded cable car passengers

Firefighters rescue people from a cable car gondola across the river Rhine after it became stuck (dpa via AP)
Firefighters rescue people from a cable car gondola across the river Rhine after it became stuck (dpa via AP)

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.

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.

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