Horrifying loss of life for 14 vacationers in Italy on a cable automobile
CNSAS, the Italian alpine rescue service, confirmed that 13 people were killed in the crash, adding that “unfortunately” that number could “unfortunately” increase.
- A cable failure caused a cable car to fall near a mountaintop on Mount Mittarone in the Italian Alps.
- The fatal crash occurred after a cable break, as preliminary reports show
- The car appears to be “completely wrinkled” and “wrecked,” indicating that the impact was obviously substantial, killing at least 14 visitors.
According to the Italian police and emergency services, a serious accident occurred today in the Italian Alps on the cable car line that connects the municipality of Stresa near Lake Maggiore in northern Italy with the summit of Mount Mottarone.
A cable failure caused a cable car to fall near a mountain peak, killing at least 14 people. Two children injured in autumn were flown from the crash site to a hospital in Turin.
A car fell near a pylon at one of the highest points on the cable car near the summit. The disaster occurred after a cable break, preliminary reports show.
The cable car fell from a “relatively high point,” an Alpine Rescue Service spokesman Walter Milan told Italian broadcaster Rai News, adding that it appears to be “completely crumpled” and almost “destroyed,” indicating that the effects “obviously mattered.”
CNSAS, the Italian alpine rescue service, confirmed that 13 people were killed in the crash, adding that “unfortunately” that number could “unfortunately” increase. They also said that two ambulance planes were among the vehicles sent to the site of the incident.
The place where the tragedy occurred is a popular tourist destination in both summer and winter. The cable car started operating in the 1960s and was modernized a few years ago. After a break in 2016, it was put back into operation. The cable car can accommodate up to 40 passengers.