One killed and 184 stranded midair after cable car collapses in Türkiye

World 14:18 13.04.2024

One person was killed and 10 others were injured on Friday in the southern Turkish province of Antalya after a cable car cabin collided with a broken pole and burst open, the interior ministry said on Saturday, Ednews reports citing Asharq Al-Awsat.

Twenty-four cabins were stranded in the air at 5:23 p.m. (1423 GMT) on Friday. Sixteen hours later, more than 60 people were still stranded in the remaining nine cabins in the air, the ministry said. One hundred and twelve people had been rescued.

None of the people waiting to be rescued had critical injuries or were in poor health, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority chairman Okay Memis told reporters at the scene, adding that they aimed to complete rescue work before sunset.

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.

A video released by the interior ministry showed rescue personnel tied to safety ropes climbing into cabins.

The state-run Anadolu Agency identified the deceased as a 54-year-old Turkish man.

According to the information on its website, the cable car has 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.

Farewell ceremony for Iranian President and Foreign Minister begins in Tabriz - VIDEO

News line

Azerbaijani FM makes phone call to Iran's acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri
16:53 21.05.2024
Iran to hold presidential election on June 28
16:40 21.05.2024
One dead in landmine explosion in Azerbaijan's Tartar
16:15 21.05.2024
EU: Schengen visa fee for Azerbaijani citizens won't change
15:54 21.05.2024
Azerbaijan weather forecast for May 22
Azerbaijan weather forecast for May 22
15:00 21.05.2024
Azerbaijani Parliament approves application of tax incentives related to COP29
14:26 21.05.2024
Date of next plenary session of Azerbaijani Parliament announced
13:55 21.05.2024
Azerbaijan’s Parliament observes moment of silence for victims of helicopter crash in Iran
13:41 21.05.2024
Gallant: ICC wants to deny Israel right to defend itself
13:13 21.05.2024
Google invests 1 billion euros in Finland
Google invests 1 billion euros in Finland
13:00 21.05.2024
Ruling party of Armenia: Pashinyan’s resignation not being discussed
12:47 21.05.2024
Global Fishing Sector Faces Crisis
12:36 21.05.2024
Arab expert: Israel will be facing Isolation
12:25 21.05.2024
Investor Optimism Surges as Markets Await Nvidia's Balance Sheet
Investor Optimism Surges as Markets Await Nvidia's Balance Sheet
12:09 21.05.2024
How did the death of İranian president's death affect oil prices?
11:57 21.05.2024
Farewell ceremony for Iranian President and Foreign Minister begins in Tabriz - VIDEO
11:33 21.05.2024
Plenary meeting of Azerbaijani parliament kicks off
11:18 21.05.2024
When will the peace agreement be signed? - Fikret Sadigov talks on Ednews
11:00 21.05.2024
Azerbaijani President visits Iranian embassy, expressed his condolences
10:49 21.05.2024
President Ilham Aliyev receives Minister of Investment, Industry and Trade of Uzbekistan
10:30 21.05.2024
What May Have Caused Raisi’s Copter Crash?
10:04 21.05.2024
UK, Azerbaijan mull cooperation in education
09:53 21.05.2024
Russia downs one missile, two Ukrainian drones over Belgorod
Russia downs one missile, two Ukrainian drones over Belgorod
09:42 21.05.2024
Israeli army arrests several Palestinians in West Bank
09:29 21.05.2024
POLITICO: US to consider major military, trade package to Georgia if anti-democratic drift reversed
09:00 21.05.2024
Recep Tayyip Erdogan phones Ilham Aliyev
21:00 20.05.2024
UN Security Council observes minute of silence for Raisi
20:33 20.05.2024
Pentagon chief: Russian forces will try to make further advances in weeks ahead along Ukrainian border
Pentagon chief: Russian forces will try to make further advances in weeks ahead along Ukrainian border
20:00 20.05.2024
Azerbaijan issues updated metal banknotes
Azerbaijan issues updated metal banknotes
18:45 20.05.2024
New Italian ambassador to Azerbaijan appointed
New Italian ambassador to Azerbaijan appointed
18:20 20.05.2024
Armenian police detain 14 people at entrance to Kirants village
17:55 20.05.2024
EBRD allocates $10 million loan to Azerbaijan
17:35 20.05.2024
Azerbaijani President appoints rector to Garabagh University
17:20 20.05.2024
Total of 43.1M eggs imported from Azerbaijan to Russia
17:10 20.05.2024
Israeli companies invited to investment projects in Karabakh’s industrial parks
16:40 20.05.2024
End of Zelensky’s term to have no effect on Russia’s operation — Kremlin
End of Zelensky’s term to have no effect on Russia’s operation — Kremlin
16:39 20.05.2024
Drug dealers receiving parcels from US discovered in Armenia
Drug dealers receiving parcels from US discovered in Armenia
16:24 20.05.2024
President of Latvia to participate in COP29
16:24 20.05.2024
President Ilham Aliyev receives Speaker of Latvian Saeima and her accompanying delegation
16:03 20.05.2024
Daiga Mieriņa: Azerbaijan - important partner for Latvia
15:25 20.05.2024
Hamısı