Skiers flung off ski lift at Georgian resort

Eight people were injured in the incident with the two most seriously hurt being taken to the capital Tbilisi for treatment

Eight people were injured in the incident with the two most seriously hurt being taken to the capital Tbilisi for treatment

At least 10 people were injured when a ski lift at a resort in the former Soviet republic of Georgia malfunctioned Friday.

But I doubt anyone will want to hit the slopes this weekend after watching this video of an uncontrolled rollback accident on a ski lift in Gudauri, Georgia.

Local media reported that a Swede and Ukrainian were among those hurt.

Video captured shows terrified skiers diving off the chairlift before it reached the bottom but some skiers were trapped and got pulled into the pile.

The Mountain Company added that it has contacted the ski lift manufacturer, the Doppelmayr Garaventa group, to investigate the cause of the incident. "The speed increased, it was out of control".

Yuri Leontyev, 32, is from Belarus and was at the ski lift with two friends.

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It has crossed all of our minds, we're sitting on the chairlift, perhaps stopped midway up, and you begin to roll backwards faster and faster uncontrollably.

The 32-year-old, who was there with friends, said they jumped and once on the ground took video of other people jumping to safety.

Eight people were reported injured.

Eyewitness also posted photos and footage of the aftermath of the ski lift's malfunction, and the wreckage that it produced.

The Georgian Interior Ministry has opened a criminal case, citing improper exploitation as a possible cause of the horrific accident. One of the injured is a pregnant woman, but she only complains of pain in the back.

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