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At least seven killed in Kashmir cable car accident

At least seven people have been killed in India-administered Kashmir after a cable car accident.

Reports say the wire supporting a cable car snapped in the high-altitude tourist resort of Gulmarg.

The cable car crashed to the ground killing everyone inside, including two children.

More people were allegedly trapped in other cable cars during high winds.

It is believed the cable snapped after a tree was blown over in the gales.

The cable-cars at Gulmarg are among the highest in the world, transporting passengers to a height of 4,100m (13,450ft) and providing views of the Himalayas.

Officials say they are working hard to repair the damaged cable.

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah questioned “why the cable car operations weren't suspended in high winds” and claimed “carelessness” on the part of the authorities.

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