Left Menu
Development News Edition

Several injured in accident during maintenance work at Swiss Alps resort

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 05-06-2019 16:05 IST | Created: 05-06-2019 15:37 IST
Several injured in accident during maintenance work at Swiss Alps resort
Image Credit: ANI

An accident during maintenance work on an out-of-service ski lift left several people injured at the Swiss mountain resort of Titlis Engelberg on Wednesday, a resort spokesman said.

No tourists were involved in the incident in the central Swiss canton of Obwalden, he added. The exact number of those injured and their condition was not immediately available. The cause was under investigation, Peter Reinle, marketing chief for the publicly listed cable car company Bergbahnen Engelberg Truebsee Titlis Bet AG, told Reuters. The Swiss newspaper Blick, quoting one of the maintenance contractors, reported that five workers were seriously injured when an auxiliary cable they were using to help shorten the main cable snapped and struck them.

Rescue workers with helicopters had been dispatched to the accident site 35 km (22 miles) south of the city of Lucerne. The Titlis cable car company's lifts, including a rotating gondola, bring people to more than 3,000 metres (9,843 feet) above sea level. While the ski season is now over, some Titlis lifts operate year-round as the region is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists.

(With inputs from agencies.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Globalization post-coronavirus to get a hit, self-sufficiency paradigm to rule

The massive scale of coronavirus outbreak, accompanied by uncertainty and fear, could lead to new behaviors and beliefs in the 21st-century population that is empowered with the internet....

Ayurveda for COVID 19: Professionals owe the responsibility to protect it from quacks and fake news

Indian Ayurveda professionals are lagging behind their foreign counterparts in handling quacks and protecting credentials of the Ayurveda at the time of COVID 19 pandemic. The professionals of Ayurveda cannot abjure the responsibility to co...

Education post-coronavirus: Schools to rush for more digitalization

Digital education would undoubtedly boom in the post-coronavirus world, supported by educational institutions that have discovered its efficiency during the crisis, but it is still not expected to outshine traditional classroom learning....

Videos

Latest News

India has building blocks for successful rollout of digital government transfers: report

As governments across the world are financially helping their citizens to ward off the economic distress due to the coronavirus pandemic, India is among the countries better placed as it has the building blocks for successful rollout of dig...

Lockdown: Only 5 pc of 90 lakh trucks operating; driver, labour shortage hampering logistics: AIMTC

Only 5 per cent of around 90 lakh trucks across India are plying on the roads at the moment due to shortage of drivers and labourers at loading and unloading points following the nationwide lockdown, thereby severely hampering transportatio...

Maha: Cop tests coronavirus+ve; kin, 32 policemen quarantined

After a constable posted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus police station here tested positive for coronavirus, his family members and 32 police personnel who came in contact with him have been asked to remain in home quarantine, ...

UK to speed up coronavirus testing as criticism grows

Britains government said on Wednesday it would ramp up the number of coronavirus tests amid widespread criticism that it was doing far too few, as ministers suggested that shortages of chemicals were partly to blame. Officials say testing f...

Give Feedback