Seven people died in a freak accident when the mast of a floating oil drilling rig hit a Singapore cable car system and sent two cable cars plunging 70 metres (230 feet) into the sea.
SINGAPORE TV JANUARY 29.
1. SV Oil drilling barge at quayside with people watching 0.04
2. GV PAN People watch as injured are brought from cable car terminal and put into ambulance (2 shots) 0.20
3. GV Helicopter hovering above stranded cable car. 0.32
4. GV Damaged oil barge with top damaged. 0.34
5. GV Survivor being hauled into helicopter. 0.59
LEE JANUARY 30.
6. GV PAN Cable car station (in daylight) and damaged oil platform. 1.13
7. GV Rescue launch ZOOM TO CU name of drilling barge. 1.18
8. GV ZOOM cable cars stranded on cable. 1.22
9. CU Top of drilling platform damaged by collision with cable. 1.25
10. SV People looking up at stranded cable cars (4 shots) 1.41
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Seven people died in a freak accident when the mast of a floating oil drilling rig hit a Singapore cable car system and sent two cable cars plunging 70 metres (230 feet) into the sea. The victims were three Australians, two United States Nationals and two Malaysians.
The accident happened on the night of January 29, when the oil drilling platform was passing beneath the cable system on the resort island of Sentosa.
In a daring helicopter rescue, 13 other people trapped in five cable cars dangling helplessly over the sea, were brought to safety almost ten hour after the accident.
Source: SINGAPORE TV and JIMMY LEE