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Shocking footage from accident site in Gudauri - Ropeway breakdown
16 March, 2018
A ski lift accident in Georgia’s eastern Gudauri resort,in particular at Sadzele 5 lift, has left 8 people with injuries. “Citizens of Ukraine and Sweden are among those injured in a ski lift crash in the Gudauri resort; they will presumably be transported to Tbilisi, - Health Minister Davit Sergeenko said.
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Rescuers trying to help people injured in ski lift accident

According to
the minister, 8 people were taken to the Gudauri emergency clinic; one of them has already left the clinic. As a reminder, ski lift in Gudauri winter resort went out of control when the holidaymakers were skiing.The ropeway suddenly started to malfunction, sending the skiers backward at high speed.The skiers tried to jump from the ski benches to rescue themselves.
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People jumping from the ski lift in Gudauri

"Fortunately, nobody has been killed or seriously injured. Condition of the two injured persons is relatively serious – they are Ukrainian and Swedish citizens. There is a well equipped emergency clinic in Gudauri and the patients are getting assistance there. In addition, ambulances have already left for Gudauri from Tbilisi to ensure transportation of those in need”, said the Minister.



In the aftermath of ski lift breakdown four Ukrainians, one Swedish(pregnant), two Russians and one Georgian were injured. No children are among the injured.

As a reminder, ski lift in Gudauri winter resort went out of control when the holidaymakers were skiing. In the aftermath of which several people have been injured. As it is known, 11 people in total have been injured in a rope way crash in Gudauri resort.

video courtesy of Stepień Miki

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