Skiers trapped in chair lifts in French Alps

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French authorities said about 150 skiers have been rescued after becoming stranded in chair lifts at the Chamrousse ski resort, near Grenoblea resort, in the French Alps.

The skiers were trapped for several hours when their ski lift broke down on Sunday.

The rescue operation lasted about two hours.

Rescue teams used helicopters to open roof hatches in each cable car and lower the passengers safely to the ground.