One dead, seven injured and 184 ‘stranded in midair’ after cable car COLLAPSES in Turkey

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Operation Rescue Mission is what’s taking place in Turkey at the moment after one person is confirmed dead, seven injured and almost 200 stranded in midair when a pylon supporting cable cars collapsed outside the Turkish resort city of Antalya.

The state-run Anadolu Agency identified the deceased as a 54-year-old Turkish man, and said six Turkish citizens and one Kyrgyz national were injured.

Two children were among the injured in the accident.

As it is

Birds (helicopters) equipped with night vision were called in to rescue 184 people still stranded in the cable car system’s cabins, Antalya mayor Muhittin Bocek said in a statement late on Friday.

About 110 emergency personnel had been sent to the site of the collapse, Yerlikaya said, with more specialist mountaineers being flown in from elsewhere in Turkey.

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How it Happened?

The incident happened when one of the cabins in the cable car system at Sarisu-Tunektepe plunged into a rocky area, then hit a pole and burst open.

Some passengers were sent plummeting to the ground below.

Five people who had been in the cabin were evacuated by helicopter, while two were still waiting to be moved, Turkey’s interior minister Ali Yerlikaya confirmed on X.

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