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Cable car plunges to ground, killing 14 in northern Italy

Several of the victims were Israelis. One child survived and was hospitalized in serious condition with broken bones.

May 23, 2021 10:16pm

Updated: May 23, 2021 10:28pm

A cable car plunged Sunday to the ground in the mountains of northern Italy, killing 14 tourists and seriously injuring one child.

Six of the dead were Israeli citizens, including a family of four who lived in Italy, the Israeli foreign ministry told The Associated Press.

The mayor of Stresa, where the accident occurred, said a cable broke, sending the car careening until it hit a pylon and fell to the ground.

Italy’s government said a commission would investigate the tragedy.

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