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    One dead, 60 left hanging overnight after cable car collapses in Turkey

    Rescuers at the scene of a cable car collision in Antalya Photo: REUTERS The cable car capsule hit a pole and burst, sending passengers plummeting down the mountainside. Photo: DIA Images

    Seven helicopters equipped with night vision equipment and more than 500 rescuers, including mountaineering specialists, were called in to help the stranded passengers, and 112 people were rescued.

    However, by Saturday morning more than 60 people were still in the air, the ministry said.

    Search and rescue operations continue. Photo: Anadolu Authorities hope to rescue those left stranded before sunset on Saturday. Photo: Anadolu Authorities rescued 112 people Photo: Anadolu

    Video released by the Interior Ministry shows rescuers tied to safety ropes climbing into cabins.

    They hope to complete rescue efforts before sunset on Saturday

    A group of 10 opposition lawmakers also headed to the scene to “investigate the incident in detail,” said Ozgur Ozel, chairman of the opposition Republican People's Party.

    Turkish prosecutors opened an investigation and ordered detain 13 people in connection with this. Turkish Justice Minister Tunç Yılmaz, including representatives of the private company operating the cable car, spoke to reporters about this incident.

    The Antalya Cable Car offers panoramic views of Antalya and the Mediterranean Sea while accepting passengers. to an altitude of more than 1500 meters to the top of Tunektepe.

    As reported on the website, the cable car has 36 cabins for six people each. The journey takes about nine minutes.

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