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Two climbers die in fall on South Africa's Table Mountain


JOHANNESBURG: Two climbers were killed abseiling on Cape Town's Table Mountain on New Year's Day, with hundreds of tourists stranded on the summit for hours during the rescue effort, South African officials said Tuesday. Two climbers were killed abseiling on Cape Town's Table Mountain on New Year's Day, with hundreds of tourists stranded on the summit for hours during the rescue effort, South African officials said Tuesday. About 500 people on the summit were trapped for several hours, with the last group brought down in the early hours of Tuesday after the cable car restarted. "The crew's assessment was that the best way to rescue the climbers was to abseil from the cable car," rescue team spokesman Johann Marais told the Times Live news website. Christmas and New Year are the height of the tourist season in Cape Town, and the cable car is one of the city's most popular attractions.


Source: New Strait Times January 02, 2018 16:11 UTC


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