A malfunctioning ski lift in the country of Georgia left at least 11 people injured, NBC reports.
The terrifying video of the incident at the Gudauri resort showed the lift rapidly moving backwards whilst people seated in the lift’s chairs were loudly urged to jump off to safety. As a result, a pile of broken and twisted chairs was created at the bottom, with new chairs adding to the destruction when they crashed into it at an alarming speed.
NBS says that Nino Mamaladze, a ministry of health official, said that 11 people were injured, with an estimated eight people being taken to the hospital. All are in a stable condition, with none having suffered critical or life-threatening injuries.
The Mountain Resorts Development Company, a part of the Georgian Ministry of Economy, posted on its Facebook page Friday that the malfunction was a result of a problem with the rope. They say they immediately contacted the rope manufacturer in order to quickly discover the specific cause of the incident.