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Tree falls on ski lift in 2014 Winter Olympic host Sochi, 75 safely evacuated

Associated Press

MOSCOW - A fallen tree has shut down a ski lift in a Sochi resort that will carry skiers taking part in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Russian emergency services say no one was hurt and 75 people were safely evacuated from the cable cars at the Rosa Khutor resort.

The emergency services say the ski lift was shut down at 5:30 p.m. local time Sunday and it took rescuers nearly two hours to evacuate all 75 stranded passengers.

Rosa Khutor is set to host several Olympic test events in the coming weeks.

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