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Cable car accident kills 14 in Italy: What you need to know

Cable car accident in Italy. Picture courtesy : The Canadian Press
  • A cable car accident taking visitors to a mountaintop viewing the Stresa-Mottarone region killed 14 people and injured a few in Italy on Sunday.

  • According to authorities, a young kid was taken to a hospital in a serious condition. According to reports he had broken bones due to the accident.

  • The Mayor of the region, Marcella Severino said that the cable carrying the car broke and fell before turning multiple times and hitting trees. Some people who died in the accident were thrown out of the car.

  • The Italian government has set up a commission to investigate the accident. The purpose of the commission would be to renew questions about the quality and safety of Italy’s transport infrastructure.

  • The cable line was last renovated in 2016 and was opened recently after coronavirus lockdown. The line is very popular among the tourists which can reach a height of 4900 feet.

  • The last cable car incident in Italy happened in 1998 in Cavalese which killed 20 people.

  • Italian President Sergio Mattarella offered his condolences.

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