The rescue operation at Jharkhand's Deogarh has been taken over by Indian Air force (IAF), where some cable cars on the Trikoot ropeway collided on Sunday, leaving one dead and 48 trapped.
The collision of the cable cars took place close to Baba Baidyanath Temple at Trikoot hills.
"One woman, of the 11 rescued yesterday, has been declared dead while one person is seriously injured in the collision of ropeway cable-cars on Sunday. The rescue operation is still on," Deoghar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Manjunath Bhajantri said.
According to reports, 48 people are still trapped in the cable cars. The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are also present at the spot, the DC said.
The IAF has deployed two helicopters early Monday morning following a request to rescue the tourists.
IAF Garud Commandos are part of the rescue team. A helicopter carried out a recce in the morning and operations are underway in coordination with the district administration and NDRF, according to reports.
"The administration, army and NDRF team are working with full readiness to rescue the people trapped in the Deoghar Trikoot ropeway accident. I am constantly monitoring the situation. Soon all will be taken out safely," Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted at noon.
Many people including women and children had arrived to visit the Baba Baidyanath temple on Sunday on the occasion of Ram Navami.