Germany: Skyway mishap strands up to 100 cable vehicle riders

Cologne cable car drama as people hang over river

The gondola, which carries people across the River Rhine in Cologne, was stopped on Sunday after a auto hit a pillar.

The incident happened after one of the cars came into contact with one of the supporting pillars.

According to senior meteorologist Jon Erdman, occasional gusts of 25 to 30 miles per hour were reported at Cologne Bonn Airport today, which may have contributed, if not to the mishap itself, then perhaps to the nerves of those stranded in the cable cars.

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There will be the chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon as the air will turn more unstable. A cold front passed through our area yesterday evening and this morning bring in a much cooler morning.

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Pictures posted to social media show children and adults being lowered to waiting boats, and strapped in with firefighters.

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

There were no casualties during the accident, although the Guardian reported that a pregnant woman and a woman suffered slight injuries during the rescue operation.


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