Mountaintop cable car kills five passengers as it plunges to the ground in northern Italy 


Mountaintop cable car kills five passengers as it plunges to the ground in northern Italy

  • Cable car fell near summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region 
  • Alpine rescue service said another three people taken to hospital on May 23
  • Reported 11 people were on board the cable car at the time including children 

Five people have died after a mountaintop cable car plunged to the ground in northern Italy. 

The cable car fell near the summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region on May 23.

Italy’s Alpine rescue service have said another three people have been taken to hospital. 

Five people have died after a mountaintop cable car, reportedly carrying eleven people, plunged to the ground in northern Italy (stock image)

It is reported that 11 people were on board the cable car at the time according to Sky News.  

Alpine rescue service spokesman Walter Milan said that the car was ‘very high off the ground’. 

According to newspaper Corriere Della Serra, two children have been taken by air ambulance to hospital in Turin.

The newspaper also said that rescue efforts have been made more difficult by the fact that the cabin fell into a wood in an inaccessible area.

Alpine rescue service spokesman Walter Milan said that the car was 'very high off the ground' and another three people have been taken to hospital

Alpine rescue service spokesman Walter Milan said that the car was ‘very high off the ground’ and another three people have been taken to hospital 

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