2 killed in Jharkhand cable car accident, Air Force engaged in rescuing dozens

2 killed in Jharkhand cable car accident, Air Force engaged in rescuing dozens

 Ranchi: A big ropeway accident has happened in Trikoot, Jharkhand. Two have died when the ropeway trolley collided with each other, while more than 50 people are still trapped. Several teams of Army, ITBP and NDRF are involved in the rescue operation. People are being evacuated by Air Force helicopter.

According to officials, 48 ​​people are still trapped in at least 12 cabins on the ropeway and rescue operations are on.

An official said that the incident seems to have happened due to a technical snag, which resulted in the collision of the cable cars. However, the exact reason is not yet known.

After the incident, the ropeway manager and other employees fled the spot, news agency PTI reported.

Deoghar Deputy Commissioner Manjunath Bhajantri said that a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been sent to the spot for rescue operation.

Both DC and Superintendent of Police Subhash Chandra Jat are keeping an eye on the rescue operation from the spot. Bhajantri said that the local villagers are also helping the NDRF in the rescue operation.

The DC appealed to the people not to spread rumours, saying, "The situation is completely under control. Some people are still trapped in the cable cars in the ropeway and are being rescued. All the tourists are being evacuated safely." "

Godda MP Nishikant Dubey said he had informed Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh and requested them to deploy NDRF teams.

"I thank the Union Home Minister for taking immediate cognizance of the matter," he said.

Jharkhand Tourism says that Trikoot Ropeway is the highest vertical ropeway in India.

Located about 20 km from Baba Baidyanath Temple, the ropeway is about 766 meters long, while the hill is 392 meters high.

The ropeway has 25 cabins. Each cabin can seat four people.

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