Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills.
One of Langkawi’s main tourist attractions, the Langkawi SkyCab cable car system came to a stop late Sunday afternoon.
Langkawi Development Authority chief executive officer Azizan Noordin said 960 tourists were stranded inside the cable cars when the Langkawi SkyCab failed at 5.48pm. Although most of the tourist were released when the fault was rectified an 11.00pm Malaysian firefighters accompanied a 12-man technical team to replace a faulty bearing in the system, which was the cause of the breakdown.
Malaysia’s fire department said it was informed about the incident at 6.53pm and a rescue team arrived at the location at 7.06pm. Contingencies where in place in case the fault could not be rectified.
For further information follow the link to a Channel News Asia report: Hundreds Rescued After Langkawi Cable Car Disruption
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