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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.

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.