- 10 people injured after collision with cable cars in Jharkhand
- Two of the injured are in critical condition
- More than 50 people could be stuck in at least 12 cabins
Deogarh Cable Car Accident: Two people lost their lives while several others were injured after two ropeways of a ropeway collided on the Trikut hills near Baba Baidyanath temple in Deoghar district of Jharkhand on Sunday, according to a PTI report .
Witnesses mentioned that at least 50 people could still be stuck in at least 12 cabins. According to sources, a rescue operation is still underway and among the injured are critical.
In a Tweet, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand said he was monitoring the situation. “The administration, the army and the NDRF team are working with full readiness to rescue the people trapped in the Deoghar Trikut ropeway accident. I am constantly monitoring the situation. Soon everything will be released safely. security,” he tweeted.
According to the initial investigation, the incident appeared to have occurred due to a technical problem, which led to the collision of cable cars. The exact cause, however, remains to be determined. A couple were seriously injured after attempting to jump from a cable car following the incident. They were admitted to hospital, he said.
NDRF team, cops on the spot
A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been deployed to the scene for the rescue operation, Deoghar Deputy Commissioner Manjunath Bhajantri said.
DC and Police Superintendent Subhash Chandra Jat monitor the rescue operation from the location.
Bhajantri said the villagers were also helping the NDRF in the rescue operation.
“The situation is completely under control. Some people are still stuck in the ropeways of the cable car and they are being rescued. All tourists are being evacuated safely,” the DC said, while calling on people not to spread rumours.
Home Secretary asked to deploy more NDRF workers
Godda MP Nishikant Dubey said he briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sukhdeo Singh and requested deployment of NDRF teams. “I thank the Union Home Secretary for immediately becoming aware of the matter,” he said.
About Cable Car Service
According to Jharkhand Tourism, Trikut Cable Car is India’s highest vertical cable car with a maximum lens angle of 44 degrees.
The cable car, located about 20 km from the Baba Baidyanath temple, is about 766 meters long, while the hill is 392 meters high.
There are 25 cabins in the cable car. Four people can sit in each cabin. The cable car manager and other employees fled the scene after the incident.
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