Chairlift Goes into Reverse With Skiers Forced to Jump Off

The incident took place at a ski resort in South Korea.  The chaotic scenes have been captured on video. The resort has apologised to all involved and an investigation is underway. NEW

The lift slid backwards for over a minute at Bears Town Ski Resort in Pocheon, Gyeonggi.

A 7-year old child was taken to hospital but there are no reports of other injuries.

An investigation by the Korea Transportation Safety Authority is now underway.

“It is still unclear what caused the accident and the resort will cooperate with the police,” said an official from the ski resort to local media.

“We sincerely apologize to everyone who suffered damages from the lift accident and their families, and we apologize to everyone who was shocked with the news.”

“We will work with the related authorities to do a safety check and will do our best to make the resort a safe place to ski.”

There is further news in a report in the Korea JoongAng Daily.

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