VIDEO: Skiers forced to jump off ski lift after malfunction

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

Skiers were forced to jump for their lives and others were flung off a ski lift at a Georgian ski resort after a serious malfunction.

Skiers were forced to jump for their lives and others were flung off a ski lift at a Georgian ski resort after a serious malfunction.

At least eight people were injured in the incident according to local media, there were no fatalities. 

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Holiday makers were travelling downhill at the Gudauri ski resort when the ski lift went out of control and started to pick up speed moving backwards. A video of the incident showed horrified onlookers shouting in panic as people were thrown off the lift. 

Local media reported that a Swede and Ukrainian were among those hurt. 

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The Mountain Resort Development Company of the Ministry of Economy of Georgia stated that they had contacted the ski-lift producer, Georgian media said.

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