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Tourists Rescued After Trapped in Alps Cable Car Overnight

Rescuers provided blankets, food and water to help weather the chilly mountain night-time conditions

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    Three cable cars of the Panoramic Mont Blanc cable car dangle after getting stuck Thursday, in this aerial view taken from a helicopter, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Dozens of tourists, including a 10-year-old child, were safely rescued Friday after being trapped in cable cars dangling above the slopes of Mont Blanc in the Alps overnight.

    Dozens of tourists who were trapped in cable cars dangling above the Alps overnight, including a 10-year-old child, have all been safely rescued.

    The mountain rescue service in the French city of Chamonix says the travelers were brought Friday morning to Chamonix and the Italian town of Courmayeur.

    A series of cable cars got stuck after cables tangled at 3,600 meters altitude over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps on Thursday, prompting a major rescue operation. The interior minister said 65 people were rescued, but 45 had to be left there overnight after rescue operations were halted because of rough flight conditions for helicopters.

    Rescuers provided blankets, food and water to help weather the chilly mountain night-time conditions.

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