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Monday 28 May 2018

More than 100 skiers stuck on broken-down chairlift in Austria

Three helicopters are assisting with rescue efforts at Kreischberg mountain.

More than 100 people were left stranded after the lift developed technical problems
More than 100 people were left stranded after the lift developed technical problems

By Associated Press Reporters

Helicopters are being used to rescue more than 100 skiers who are stuck on a broken chairlift in central Austria.

Styria provincial police said Rosenkranz chairlift at Kreischberg mountain, north of Klagenfurt, stopped working because of technical problems, meaning 100 to 150 people had to be rescued.

Three helicopters, mountain rescue teams and other aid groups, are all said to be involved in the operation.

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