Romania: 7 injured after cable cars apparently fail to brake

AP News
Posted: May 28, 2017 2:27 PM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities say seven people, including a tourist from Norway, were injured after two cable cars apparently suffered a brake failure in mountains in central Romania. Nobody was seriously hurt.

Sibiu county prefect Lucian Radu said the privately operated cable cars, traveling in tandem, crashed into platforms in the Fagaras Mountains on Sunday afternoon.

One accident occurred at an elevation of 1,200 meters (3,940 feet), the other at 2,000 meters (6,560 feet.)

Sibiu County Hospital spokesman Decebal Todarita says a Norwegian woman who suffered fractured ribs and a man with a fractured knee were hospitalized.

A 3-year-old boy was taken to the local pediatric hospital with a broken nose, while his 8-year-old sister was treated for bruising.

Mountain rescue workers evacuated more than 30 people from the area.