Germany: Skyway mishap strands up to 100 cable car riders

Witnesses report that fire crews are using a mobile crane to bring down the first round of people

Firefighters rescue people out of a cable car gondola in Cologne, Germany on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (Martin Oversohl/DPA via AP)
Firefighters rescue people out of a cable car gondola in Cologne, Germany on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (Martin Oversohl/DPA via AP)

VIENNA (AP) — German fire crews are focused on evacuating as many as 100 passengers from suspended cable cars that run over the Rhine River in Cologne after a gondola ran into a support pillar.

Public transportation authorities for the city in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia say 32 of the cars were operating when the mishap occurred Sunday.

When one car collided with a pillar, the others were brought to a stop.

The DPA news agency cites transport and fire department officials as saying as many as 100 passengers were left stranded.

Witnesses report that fire crews are using a mobile crane to bring down the first round of people.

No injuries have been reported.

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