Six injured in chairlift accident at Scottish ski resort in Cairngorms

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Five children and an adult have been badly hurt in a chairlift accident at a Scottish ski resort.

They were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries while 10 others were treated at the scene and 36 skiers had to be rescued after they became stranded on the broken lift in the Cairngorms.

Witness Calum Johnston, 15, from Hatton of Fintray, said: ‘I looked over at the chairlift and saw one of the chairs caught in the pylon cable.

‘Then another one came up behind it and also got caught, then there was a third chair. They were all bundled up together. I heard a crunch and, soon after, the cable released.’

Three of the injured group were airlifted from the Lecht Ski Centre near Tomintoul, Aberdeenshire, after the accident at about 3.25pm on Tuesday.

A helicopter was sent from HMS Gannet, based at Prestwick, in Ayrshire.

The other three…

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