Dozens still stranded after deadly Turkey cable car accident

Dozens still stranded after deadly Turkey cable car accident
The accident in the Turkish city of Antalya killed one person on Saturday, a pylon supporting the cable cars collapsed.
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43 cable car passengers remained stranded by the morning in an accident which occurred in Antalya, Turkey [Getty/file photo]

Forty-three people remained stranded in mid-air on Saturday, hours after a pylon supporting cable cars collapsed outside the southern Turkish resort city of Antalya killing one person, rescue services said.

Ten people were injured in the accident, which happened late Friday afternoon, after one cable car in the Sarisu-Tunektepe system plummeted into a rocky area, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

A total of 128 passengers were rescued from 16 cable cars but 43 remained stranded by the morning, Turkey's disaster and emergency management agency Afad said.

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Seven helicopters and more than 500 rescuers, including specialist mountaineers, were at the scene, authorities said.

The justice ministry said an investigation had been opened into the cause of the accident.