Cable car crashes, killing 8 in Northern Italy

Cable car crashes, killing 8 in Northern Italy

At least eight people have been killed after a cable car fell near Lake Maggiore in northern Italy, according to rescuers and news reports.

Local emergency services said the accident happened on a service transporting passengers from the resort town of Stresa in the Piedmont region.

Alpine rescue and air helicopter emergency services have responded to the accident.

Italian media reported two children were taken from the scene to hospital.

An image posted on social media by emergency services showed the wreckage of the cable car lying in a wooded area.

The service’s website says the cable car usually takes 20 minutes to transport passengers 1,491m (4,900ft) above sea level up the Mottarone mountain.

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