RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Officials say about 100 people returning from a visit to Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Rio de Janeiro's Corcovado mountain were stranded for close to two hours when the train they were riding broke down.

Savio Neves is president of the company that operates the train. He tells the O Globo newspaper that the train stopped Friday night because of an unidentified mechanical failure

He said vans and a second train were used to bring the passengers and another 400 people stranded at the base of the statue to the train station in Rio's Cosme Velho neighborhood.

Calls to the company for comment went unanswered on Saturday.