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Up to 100 people stranded in cable cars over Rhine River in Cologne

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WATCH: At least 100 passengers had to be rescued after a gondola crashed into a support pillar on Sunday, which suspended the ride over the Rhine River in Cologne, Germany – Jul 31, 2017

German fire crews are focused on evacuating as many as 100 passengers from suspended cable cars that run over the Rhine River in Cologne after a gondola ran into a support pillar.

Public transportation authorities for the city in North-Rhine-Westphalia state say 32 of the cars were operating when the mishap occurred Sunday.

When the one car collided with the pillar, the others were brought to a stop.

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The dpa news agency cites transport and fire department officials as saying that as many as 100 passengers were left stranded.

Witnesses report that fire crews are using a mobile crane to bring down the first of them.

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No injuries are being reported.

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