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DW News published this video item, entitled “Italian authorities investigate cause of cable car crash | DW News” – below is their description.
At least fourteen people were killed and a child seriously injured when a cable car plunged down the side of a mountain in northern Italy.
The crash occurred near the top of a scenic cable car line connecting the town of Stresa, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, with the summit of Mount Mottarone. Authorities are now investigating why one of the cables seems to have ruptured.
The cable car plunged 20 meters to the ground, and rolled down the steep slope before trees stopped it going any further. Nearby hikers say they heard a loud hiss just before the crash; officials believe it was caused by one of the cables breaking. The Mayor of Stresa says the news has devastated the local community, just as it starts to open up after the pandemic.
The cable car is popular with visitors and locals seeking a mountaintop view of northern Italy’s picturesque Lake Maggiore. Tourists who used the same cable car feel lucky to be alive.
Local authorities say the cable car recently underwent a successful safety check. The Italian Government has announced a commission to investigate the disaster.DW News YouTube Channel
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