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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