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Video Shows Skiers in Georgia Being Thrown From Malfunctioning Lift

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    Ski Lift Failure in Georgia Sends People Flying

    Several people were injured when a ski lift in the country of Georgia malfunctioned, reversing at a high speed.

    (Published Friday, March 16, 2018)

    Video posted to social media showed skiers being thrown from a malfunctioning ski lift at the Gudauri resort in Georgia Friday.

    Several people were injured when the lift reversed at a high speed and began barreling back down the mountain. In the video, customers could be seen jumping off their chairs to the ground below. Some who remained on the lift were thrown into the air when their chairs whipped around the turn and collided with other chairs.

    Mangled chairs could be seen hanging from the cable and on the ground as onlookers yelled in the background.

    The Gudauri resort did not immediately return NBC's request for comment.

    It wasn't immediately clear what caused the malfunction, and no other informaiton was immediately available.