At Least Eight Dead in Italian Cable Car Accident

At Least Eight Dead in Italian Cable Car Accident


STRESA, ITALY: ( World View Media, Reuters)

Eight people died and another two were seriously injured Sunday after a cable car crashed to the ground in northern Italy, emergency services said.

The accident occurred in the resort town of Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the Piedmont region, a spokesman told AFP.

Acording to rescuers and news reports cable car fell near Lake Maggiore in northern Italy.

Local emergency services said the accident happened on a service transporting passengers from the resort town of Stresa in the Piedmont region.

Alpine rescue and air helicopter emergency services have responded to the accident.

Italian media reported two children were taken from the scene to hospital.

An image posted on social media by emergency services showed the wreckage of the cable car lying in a wooded area.

The service’s website says the cable car usually takes 20 minutes to transport passengers 1,491m (4,900ft) above sea level up the Mottarone Mountain.

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