Disasters & Accidents

9 killed as cable car plummets to ground in northern Italy

Rome, May 23 (EFE).- At least nine people have been killed after a cable car plummeted to the ground in northern Italy on Sunday, rescuers have confirmed.

Italy’s Alpine rescue corps said two children involved in the accident were taken to a Turin hospital.

The cable car, which was transporting 11 people, dropped to the ground at around 1 pm local time at one of the highest points on the line between the resort town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore and the Mottarone mountain.

Ansa reported that the accident took place over a difficult-to-access wooded area on the slopes of the mountain just 300m from the station at the end of the line.

The cableway was reopened last month with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Ansa added. EFE


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