Tragedy in Colombia: a family dies after a cable car collapse

Tragedy in Colombia: a family dies after a cable car collapse

Four people from the same family one of them minordied after an improvised cable car collapsed in the municipality of Silos, in the department of Norte de Santander.

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The victims were using this means of transportation to cross the Caraba River, between the paths leuta and robe, when the basket in which they were traveling fell after one of the cables that was holding it broke and they fell into the void.

Silos City Hall confirmed through his Facebook account that the deceased were identified like Gonzalo Flórez, Graciela Villamizar, Fabián Flórez and Carlos Estrada, all belonging to the same family.

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Local authorities regretted the accident and they sent “A hug of strength for the families, may the peace of God invade their lives so that they can cope with the pain that this great loss has left them”, added in a message.

The makeshift cable cars are a means of transportation used in rural areas of Colombia to be able to move and transport charging where there are no roads or road infrastructure.

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This cable car had been built by the owner of a farm to be able to remove the load of the products produced on their lands.

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