REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA (CBSDFW.COM) – Skiers in the Republic of Georgia jumped for their lives and others were flung off a ski lift at a resort after a serious malfunction.

According to local media, at least eight people were injured after they were forced off the ski lift. There were no reports of any deaths.

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Skiers were traveling downhill at the Gudauri ski resort when the lift got out of control and started picking up speed and moving backwards.

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Video of the incident showed onlookers shouting and panicking as people were thrown off the lift.

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Local media reported officials had contacted the ski-lift maker to investigate.