Canadian police say they believe someone deliberately cut the cable of the Sea-to-Sky gondola located in Squamish, British Columbia, causing the cable cars to fall.
The gondola, which wasn’t operating at the time, normally carries up to 240 passengers at a time on 30 cars. The cars are nearly 3000 feet above the ground. The ride lasts approximately 10 minutes and gives visitors views over Howe Sound. It is a major tourist destination in British Columbia. “We believe the cables were cut and this was a deliberate act of vandalism,“ Inspector Kara Triance said.
Almost all of the 30 gondola cars attached to the cable crashed to the ground at around 4 a.m., according to staff working overnight. No injuries have been reported.