SRINAGAR: The J&K Tourism Department has expressed deep shock over the death of seven people, including four domestic tourists in a tragic Cable Car accident at Gulmarg today.
Director Tourism, Kashmir, Mahmood A Shah has described the incident a very unfortunate which happened due to falling of a tree over the ropeway. He reached the accident site and personally supervised the rescue process, provided necessary assistance to the stranded tourists.
“In this hour of grief we’re with the bereaved families. Our heartfelt condolences are with them” said the Director
Giving details of the incident, the Director Tourism said that it happened due to the heavy winds, which uprooted the tree that later fell on ropes between tower number 7 & 8 of the Cable Car Project. One cabin got derailed from its pully and crashed down resulting into the tragic death of seven people. Shah said the administration has made necessary efforts to take back the cabin, fixed the ropes and ferried stranded tourists back to Gulmarg bowl.
The Travel, Trade and Hospitality sector has also grieved over the tragic incident and extended their sympathies with the bereaved families.