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Sunday, 18 February 2018 | MYT 10:59 PM

Langkawi SkyCab: Trapped passengers rescued

LANGKAWI: All passengers who were trapped in the SkyCab gondolas on Sunday have been rescued.

According to Fire Supt Mohd Fadzlullah Mohd Noor of the Langkawi Fire and Rescue Department, 88 people, and not 50 as earlier reported, were trapped in the gondolas.

"We are repairing the cable car at the middle station. When we are done we will rescue the rest of the victims who are still stuck at the peak.

"The problem was due to a faulty bearing," he said when contacted. 

He said rescue personnel made their way up Mount Machinchang after receiving a distress call at 6.53pm.

The gondolas carrying the 88 people were manually operated so that the passengers could be rescued.

He added that those stranded at the various stations were being brought down in stages.