Photos: Cable Car Crashed On Mountain, Killed 14 In Italy
At least 14 people were killed and one child has been left with serious injuries after a horror accident in which a mountain-top cable car plunged 65ft to the ground in northern Italy. The cable car was carrying passengers to the top of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region of the western Alps when it dropped just 1,000ft away from the station shortly after 12pm.
Images from the site showed the crumpled car in a clearing of a thick patch of pine trees near the summit of the Mottarone peak overlooking Lake Maggiore, a popular tourist spot. Rescuers work by the wreckage of a cable car after it collapsed near the summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region, northern Italy, May 23, 2021.
The accident may have been caused by a broken cable at the top of the system, according to ANSA news agency. It is believed as many as 15 people were in the cable car at the time The rescue call arrived just after midday and the cable car had fallen from very high and was now sitting, ‘crumpled’ in the woods below, Milan added.
The Italian Firefighters ‘Vigili del Fuoco’ and rescuers are seen by a cable car that crashed to the ground in the resort town of Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the Piedmont region