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Riders rescued when zoo’s cable car breaks down

Park ride was scene of fatality 13 months ago

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Visitors are rescued from a cable car that broke down at the Centenario zoo. Photo: Whatsapp

Merida, Yucatan — Several people were suspended in a cable car about three meters from the ground for about 20 minutes on Sunday after a mechanical ride at the Centenario zoo broke down.

The event occurred when thousands of visitors were enjoying the day at the park. About 10 people were on the ride when an electrical fault halted it.

Workers found a ladder to help the passengers, including children, down to safety. Police were also called to the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The cable car ride was the scene of a deadly accident on June 1, 2018, when a 30-year-old worker was electrocuted while performing maintenance.

The cable car was inactive for several months after the fatality until it finally returned to action.

Source: ACOM

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