People trapped in cable car breakdown


Passengers have been left stranded in the air after the Ngong Ping 360 cable car service on Lantau was hit by a technical problem. The service was suspended shortly before three o'clock this afternoon.

The company said the problem was caused by a pulley which wasn't running smoothly, causing the automated system to grind to a halt. It said all passengers who were stranded had been brought to safety.

At least four passengers called the emergency services saying they were trapped and felt unwell.

Some mainland visitors said they were trapped for an hour and a half and when they called the cable car company for an explanation they were told the problem could have been caused by the cold weather.

Ambulances were on standby at Ngong Ping Market.

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