At least eight injured as ski lift fails in Gudauri, Georgia

It is thought that the accident may have been caused by the lift's breaks not working properly or by a voltage fluctuation

It is thought that the accident may have been caused by the lift's breaks not working properly or by a voltage fluctuation

The ski lift in Georgia's Gudauri resort caused horror among skiers trying to reach the slopes.

Video has emerged showing a chairlift in a ski resort spinning out of control and flinging terrified passengers from their chairs.

Footage shows some skiers jumping from their seats before the chairs crashed into each other, while other people were thrown violently to the ground.

A ski lift at a resort in Georgia malfunctioned this week, creating a horrifying scene and injuring at least ten skiers.

Horrified bystanders screamed for skiers to jump from the ski-lift.

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"Then it started reversing backwards slowly, then it got quicker".

"Fortunately, there are no deaths but two people have serious injuries", Health Minister David Sergeenko said.

One of the injured was a pregnant Swedish woman who has complained of pain in her waist.

"Our employees are already on their way to Gudauri", the spokesperson said.

The chairlift was able to be shut off after around two minutes, but it is not immediately clear what caused the malfunction.

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