Climbers killed in Ta­ble Moun­tain fall

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

TWO peo­ple have died and a third has been in­jured in a climbing ac­ci­dent on Ta­ble Moun­tain, a ma­jor tourist desti­na­tion in the South African city of Cape Town.

Lo­cal me­dia re­ports said two bodies were re­cov­ered on Tues­day morn­ing af­ter emer­gency re­spon­ders ab­seiled from a ca­ble car to res­cue the sur­vivor late on Mon­day.

Af­ter the res­cue op­er­a­tion, hun­dreds of tourists who had been stranded for hours on top of the moun­tain were fer­ried to the bot­tom in ca­ble cars.

The three climbers were us­ing ropes to ab­seil down the moun­tain when they fell – and two died when they hit the ground.

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