German fire crews are focused on evacuating as many as 100 passengers from suspended cable cars that run over the Rhine river in Cologne after a gondola ran into a support pillar.
Public transportation authorities for the city in North-Rhine-Westphalia state say 32 of the cars were operating when the mishap occurred Sunday.
When the one car collided with the pillar, the others were brought to a stop.
The dpa news agency cites transport and fire department officials as saying that as many as 100 passengers were left stranded.
Witnesses report that fire crews are using a mobile crane to bring down the first of them.
No injuries are being reported.