6 killed, 2 injured after a tree falls on Cable Car at Gulmarg

6 killed, 2 injured after a tree falls on Cable Car at Gulmarg


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Srinagar:  Six persons, including four tourists from Delhi, were killed and two others were injured when a tree fell on a Cable Car chair due to strong winds at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg this afternoon, official sources said. They said a tree fell on one of the chairs of Gandola Cable Car, connecting Gulmarg base camp with Affarwat, the highest skiing point, resulting in death of six persons and injuries to two others. The injured were rushed to hospital in a very critical condition, they said. Meanwhile, the deceased have been identified as Jayant Andraskar, Manshea Andraskar, Anagha Jayant and Janhvi, all residents of Delhi. Two locals were also among the killed, they said, adding one of them have been identified as Mukthar Ahmad. This is for the first time that an accident concerning Gandola Cable Car has happened since its first phase was made operational in 1998. The second phase of the Cabe Car was made operational in 2005.

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