Terror as German cable car derails, trapping more than 100

Passengers were lowered onto ropes

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More than 100 people were left hanging on Sunday after a cable car in Germany came off its cable at a pylon.

Thirty-two cars were in operation at the time of the accident on the Koelner Seilbahn (Cologne Cable Car) which runs over the river Rhine.

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

Passengers in cars over the river were lowered onto waiting ropes.

Emergency services were able to bring all the passengers to safety. It is not yet known what caused the car to derail.

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