20 people trapped in Perth’s Adventure World chairlift

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TTN Tweet at 6.20pm Sun 30th March:

Initial ‘engine failure’ report from @perthnow superseded by @abcnews who say AdventureWorld Chairlift came off track http://goo.gl/mtVfEo

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20 people trapped on Adventure World chairlift after engine failed

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From Perth Now, 30th March 2014

TWENTY people are trapped on the Adventure World chairlift after the engine failed this afternoon.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to the Bibra Lake theme park about 12.45pm with reports of people stranded on the chairlift.

A DFES spokeswoman has since confirmed 16 people are trapped on the lift. She said the people are not believed to be in any immediate danger.

Two crews from Murdoch and Perth have been sent to the scene and are working to free those trapped.

As at 2.30pm, six people had been rescued, while 14 people remained stuck in their cable cars.

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6 people have already been rescued at Adventure World by firefighters. 14 still trapped in cable cars @9NewsPerth

A DFES spokeswoman has since confirmed 16 people are trapped on the lift. She said the people are not believed to be in any immediate danger.

Two crews from Murdoch and Perth have been sent to the scene and are working to free those trapped.

As at 2.30pm, six people had been rescued, while 14 people remained stuck in their cable cars.

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