One dead, three injured in Swiss chair-lift accident

4th January 2008, Comments 0 comments

A man was killed and three others were injured in an accident involving a chair-lift in a Swiss Kleine-Scheidegg ski area.

4 January 2008

BERNE - A man was killed and three others were injured in an accident involving a chair-lift in a Swiss Kleine-Scheidegg ski area in the Bernese Oberland on Thursday.

The accident occurred at around noon, according to a spokeswoman for the mountain railway. A rope was torn, causing some of the chairs to be hurled to the ground, a spokesman for the cableway told Swiss television. The cause was not immediately clear.

A woman in her 30s was seriously injured. The identities and nationalities of the victim and those injured were not disclosed.

Winds at a speed of about 90 kilometres per hour prevailed at an altitude of 2,000 metres at the time of the accident. Strong wind also hampered the helicopter rescue effort.

[Copyright dpa 2008]

Subject: Swiss news

0 Comments To This Article