Air cable vehicle crash strands 100 passengers above river

Air cable vehicle crash strands 100 passengers above river

Air cable vehicle crash strands 100 passengers above river

Emergency services used winches and mobile cranes to rescue people trapped in the cars including young children.

Emergency services rescued 65 people stranded in mid-air Sunday after a collision on a cable auto line high above the Rhine river in Cologne, a spokesman for the fire department said.

Fire crews on Sunday evening rescued 75 passengers aboard cable cars that stopped in mid-air over the Rhine River in Germany.

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Dozens of people were left stranded in midair, some as high as 40m, over the Rhine River after a cable vehicle crashed into a support pillar in the city of Cologne in western Germany.

The fire brigade were forced to engage in a spectacular rescue effort where they lowered the passengers safely to the ground.

No injuries have been reported.

"That will always be in our memory", Mr Rieger told German website, KTSA.

"We have no idea how something like this could happen", said a spokesman for Cologne's KVB transport network, which runs the cable vehicle. This meant that the passengers could be rescued quickly.

"My thoughts were with the children and adults, who had to wait courageously and patiently for many hours".

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