Czech cable car crash – One dead after carriage flew off & smashed into mountain

ONE person has died in a cable car crash after the carriage flew off and smashed into a mountain.

Several people have been injured after the cable car crashed in Liberec, in the north of Czech Republic.

Others were rescued from another cabin, a rescue service spokesperson said.

The cable car to the 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) Jested mountain uses two cabins, each operated by a member of staff.

"One cabin fell while on its way down. There was one person inside, who unfortunately succumbed to their injuries," spokesman Michael Georgiev told Czech Television.

"Fortunately, the other cabin stayed in its normal place, some 15 people were evacuated, they should be without injuries, just suffered mental shock," he said.

Mountain peak Jested, located near the town of Liberec is a known ski destination in the north part of the country.

The cable car is a popular tourist attraction, operated by Czech Railways.

More to follow…

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