After cable cars on a ropeway collided with each other at Trikut Pahar in Deoghar, Jharkhand on Sunday, the Indian Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Indian Air Force and National Disaster Response Force were engaged in a rescue operation on Monday. About 50 people were stranded mid-air in a row of 12 trollies after the accident.
Two Mi-17 helicopters were involved in the rescue operation.
According to an official, ten tourists sustained serious injuries in the collision that occurred around 4.30 pm on Sunday, and one of them died late at night.
In one video, a little girl can be seen being rescued:
#WATCH | A recce was conducted by one of the helicopters in the morning and operations are underway in coordination with the district administration and NDR to rescue people from ropeway site near Trikut in Deoghar, Jharkhand pic.twitter.com/Mum5Tq73nq— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2022
CAUSE OF ACCIDENT
When asked about the cause of the accident, an official said a probe would be initiated only after the rescue operation got over.
Prima facie it seemed that a technical snag caused the accident, the official added.
The Trikut ropeway, according to the Jharkhand tourism department, is India's highest vertical ropeway with a maximum lens angle of 44 degrees. The ropeway, situated around 20 km from Baba Baidyanath Temple, is around 766-metre-long, while the hill is 392-metres-high.
(With inputs from PTI)