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

Mountaintop cable car kills eight passengers as it plunges to the ground in northern Italy with 11 on board

  • 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’. 

He noted that the cable line had been renovated in 2016 and had only recently reopened after coronavirus lockdowns forced the closures of ski lifts across Italy. 

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

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 

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.

Mottarone reaches a height of 1,491 meters (4,900 feet) and overlooks a picturesque lake.  

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