4 tourists among 7 killed in Gondola accident at Gulmarg

GULMARG, JUN 25: Seven people, including four tourists from Delhi, were killed and a person was injured when a tree fell on a cable car chair due to strong winds at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg this afternoon, official sources said.
They said rescue operation is going on to evacuate about 100 people stranded on the cable car after the accident.
They said a tree fell on one of the chairs of Gondola cable car, connecting Gulmarg base camp with Afarawat, the highest skiing point, resulting in death of six persons and injuries to two others.
The injured were rushed to hospital in a very critical condition where one of them succumbed, they said.
The deceased have been identified as Jayant Andraskar, Manshea Andraskar, Anagha Jayant and Janhvi, all residents of Delhi. Three locals, identified as Mukhtar Ahmad, Jan Mohammad and Farooq Ahmad, were also among those killed, they said. (Agencies)