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Cable Car Cruise Ends In Accident, One Dead, Ten Injured

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An exciting cable car cruise has ended in disaster in which one person died and about 10 others were injured.

The Friday accident became a dent on an important religious observance, in the southern Turkish province of Antalya, occurring on the concluding day of the three-day Eid al Fitr public holiday.

the season sees many people embark on the cable car cruise, which ordinarily lasts

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Reports quoting the interior ministry, say a cable car cabin had collided with a broken pole, and that seven helicopters and more than 500 rescue workers were carrying out rescue efforts.

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The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority through its chairman Okay Memis told reporters at the scene they aimed to complete rescue work before sunset.

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In a statement on social media platform X, the interior ministry said seven helicopters and more than 500 rescue workers were carrying out rescue efforts.

The cable car had 36 cabins with a capacity of six people each, and it takes an average of nine minutes to go uphill to the Tunektepe facility with panoramic views of the city of Antalya.

Cable Car CruiseThe cable car cruise accident which sent people plummeting to the ground, happened at around 6pm local time on Friday on the Tunektepe cable car, leaving open wreckage of the car on the mountain.

Other report quoting the governor’s office mentioned the only person lost in the accident as named Memis Gumus, a Turkish national.

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The injured, including two children, were airlifted to hospital.

Additional reporting: sky.com, Reuters 

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