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Video: Jharkhand ropeway rescue ops turn tragic; man falls from helicopter, toll reaches 2

Around 50 people were trapped on Sunday when some cable cars in a ropeway collided with each other at Trikut hills close to Baba Baidyanath Temple in Jharkhand's Deoghar district, officials said.

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: April 11, 2022 22:43 IST
Jharkhand cable car accident

Man dies after he fell down while being rescued in Jharkhand cable-car accident.

Highlights

  • A man died after he fell down while being rescued using a helicopter in Jharkhand cable car accident
  • Accident took place on Sunday when cable cars in a ropeway collided with each other at Trikut hills
  • Around 50 were trapped in 12 cable cars out of whom 30 have been rescued as of now

The death toll in the Jharkhand's Deoghar cable car accident climbed to 2 when a person fell down from helicopter while being rescued. The person was being rescued using IAF Mi17 helicopter when he suddenly lost his grip and fell into the rocky terrain below.

Around 50 people were trapped on Sunday when some cable cars in a ropeway collided with each other at Trikut hills close to Baba Baidyanath Temple in Jharkhand's Deoghar district, officials said.

Out of 50 people who were stuck in at least 12 cabins in the ropeway, 30 of them have been rescued so far while 18 are still remaining. The rescue operation is being carried by NDRF, Indian Air Force (IAF), ITBP among other teams which is still underway.

Expressing sorrow over the incident, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said rescue and relief operations are being conducted on war-footing.

"The government is keeping a close watch on the situation," he said.

"People trapped during the ropeway journey on Trikut mountain under Mohanpur block are being rescued by the combined teams of Air Force, NDRF, Army and ITBP," Bhajantri said.

Two Air Force choppers have been pressed into service for rescue and relief operations. Officials said that water and food are being provided to the trapped people with the help of drones.

Health Minister Banna Gupta said an enquiry will be conducted into the incident and action would be taken against those found guilty of negligence.

The injured people were rescued and hospitalised, Bhajantri said adding that one passenger succumbed to injuries in the accident that occurred due to a fault in the ropeway system.

(With inputs from PTI)

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