Tourists trapped overnight in cable cars in French Alps are rescued
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The rescue of tourists trapped in cable car

Dozens of tourists have spent the night trapped in cable cars suspended in the French Alps.

Colonel Frederic Labrunye, who commands the local gendarmerie and was involved in the rescue, tells BBC Radio 4's World At One how they were stuck on the cable car overnight and how helicopters were able to rescue the people one by one.

  • 09 Sep 2016
  • From the section Europe