26 Jan '12, 7am

Hong Kong cable car ride stalls, leaving tourists stranded

Hong Kong cable car ride stalls, leaving tourists stranded

Tourists look at a sign stating that the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car is out of service in Hong Kong on Jan 26, 2012. Hong Kong suspended its popular cable car after a malfunction left hundreds of tourists dangling in icy weather during the Chinese New Year holiday. -- PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong suspended its popular cable car on Thursday after a malfunction left hundreds of tourists dangling in icy weather during the Chinese New Year holiday. Around 800 passengers were left hanging in the air in temperatures below 3 deg C after the cable car broke down Wednesday for the fourth time in six weeks, an official said. A spokeswoman for the state-run Ngong Ping 360 said a decision was made to stop the 5.7km system because the haul rope was 'not operating smoothly'. Passengers were stranded in the gondolas for more than 30 minutes. Please enable JavaScript to view the co...

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