Eleven mountaintop cable cars plunged 4,900 feet on the ground in northern Italy, killing eight passengers and airlifting two children to the hospital.
- Cable car fell near the top of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region
- Alpine rescue team said three more were taken to the hospital on May 23
- At that time, it was reported that 11 people, including children, were in the cable car.
Eight people were killed and two children were seriously injured after a cable car on the mountaintop fell to the ground in northern Italy.
The cable car fell 984 feet from the top of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region earlier today.
The cable car line overlooks Lake Maggiore, a popular tourist attraction in the area.
The Italian Alpine rescue team said today that three people were taken to the hospital and two were seriously injured, along with eight dead.
Two children were airlifted to Turin Hospital, according to local authorities.
Eight people were killed after two children were airlifted to a hospital after a mountaintop cable car fell to the ground in northern Italy.
According to ANSA News Agency, the accident could be due to a broken cable at the top of the system.
At that time, it seems that 11 people were on the cable car.
“This is a very serious accident,” Walter Milan, a spokesman for the National Alpine Rescue Service, told RaiNews24 TV.
The rescue team arrived shortly after noon, the cable car fell from a very high place and was sitting “wrinkled” in the woods below, Milan added.
The cable car fell 984 feet from the top of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region on May 23.
He said the cable line was refurbished in 2016 and just recently reopened after the blockade of the coronavirus closed ski lifts across Italy.
According to the newspaper Corriere della Serra, two children were taken by ambulance to a hospital in Turin.
The newspaper also said that the fact that the cabin fell into the woods in an inaccessible area made rescue operations more difficult.
According to the Italian fire department Vigilidel Fuoco, paramedics are currently working in the area.
They tweeted:’The cabin of the cable car connecting Stresa-Arpino-Mottarone has fallen. Some people are dead, tolls are provisional.
‘Team #vigilidelfuoco is working. Varese Flight Helicopter on the spot. ”
The National Takayama Rescue Team said on Twitter: ‘Stresa-A serious accident at the Mottalone cable car.
‘Alpine Rescue, and other rescue teams on the site. Two helicopter ambulances intervened.
The Mottalone cable car reaches a height of 4,900 feet and takes tourists from the town of Stresa to the top of the mountain in 20 minutes.
Alpine Rescue Service spokesman Walter Milano said the car was “very high above the ground” and three more were taken to the hospital (stock image).
Mount Mottarone is considered a “natural balcony” and boasts panoramic views from the Po Valley to the Alps.
A 15-minute walk from the cable car station, you can see seven lakes from the summit. These lakes include Italy’s second largest lakes, Lake Maggiore, Lake Alter and Lake Mergozzo.
The area became popular in the early 1900s when it was opened to skiing and winter sports.
Many have seen scenic walks, such as the Mottarone Alpinos Stresa route, which is a 4-hour walk from the top of Mottarone by cable car.
Under the traffic light system, British vacationers can travel to a small list of 12 greenlist countries, including Portugal, without quarantine on their return.
Italy is currently on the amber list that requires 14 days of quarantine at home on return, but avoids the expensive hotel quarantine required for visitors to the Red List states.
A cable car at the top of the mountain plunges to the ground in northern Italy, killing eight passengers
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