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Dozens of people freed after night in the cable car and Mont Blanc

Dozens of people freed after night in the cable car and Mont Blanc

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By a faulty cable cars have 45 people to spend the night in a gondola in the French Alps near the Mont Blanc.

The cable car to the two peaks of the Aiguille du Midi and Helbronner, at an altitude of about 3,000 meters, connecting, stopped in Thursday around 17.30 hours and abruptly.

In total, 110 people stuck. Rescue workers managed to with four helicopters and 65 people from the gondolas to free. Then the surgery had to be postponed due to the incoming darkness.

The other 45 people were forced to the night in the transport. They received blankets, food and drink. In the morning the problems were with the cable fixed, make the last persons safely back to the base of the cable car could be brought.

Video: Dozens of people spend the night in the cable car of Mont Blanc, by defective

A technical hitch

The cable car covers a distance of five kilometres and a ride that usually takes 35 minutes. According to the French minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve was the defect was caused by a technical defect. France 3 reports that the cables due to the high wind speed, tangled became.

Salvage Mont Blanc

Rescue workers have Thursday evening and Friday morning dozens of people trapped in a gondola in the French Alps rescued.
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The cable car, which has two peaks at an altitude of about 3,000 meters, connecting, stopped in Thursday around 17.30 hours and abruptly.
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Thursday night were already 65 people are saved, but due to impinging darkness, should the rescue operation be discontinued.
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45 people were therefore forced to the night in the transport.
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Ambulances were ready to take the rescued people to catch.
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