Seven die including two children on holiday as cable car plummets 100ft down a mountain into a tourist town in Kashmir

Mail Online | 6/25/2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline;Press Association
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Four Indian tourists and three local residents died when a cable car crashed down from a height of 100 feet in a tourist town in the Indian part of Kashmir.

Four other people were injured in the accident in the resort town of Gulmarg, said senior police officer Imtiyaz Hussain. One of the injured was in a critical condition.

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Mr Hussain said gusty winds in the area uprooted a huge pine tree that hit the cable of the coach, bringing it down to the ground.

The dead included a New Delhi couple and their two children. The three local residents who died included two tourist guides.

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'We are combing the forest area below the cable line to see if there are any more bodies,' Hussain told AFP shortly after the incident.

Authorities have since restored the cable and rescued around 100 people who were stranded in cable cars. They were also scouring the nearby forest...
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