Skiers in French Alps lift ordeal at Chamrousse

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Skiers in French Alps lift ordeal at Chamrousse


At least 150 people have been rescued after being trapped for several hours in ski lift gondolas in the resort of Chamrousse in the French Alps.

A vast rescue operation was launched after the lift broke down at about 15:00 local time (14:00 GMT) and was completed by 17:30, AFP said.

No-one was injured during the incident or the rescue.

Rescuers reached the top of each gondola and released the skiers, who were lowered to the ground.

The skiers had been suspended around 25m (82ft) above the snow before ropes were used to bring them down.

Each gondola has space for about 10 people.

The cause of the breakdown has not been established.



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