Fire Crews Complete Cleanup at Scene of Fatal Cable-Car Accident in Northern Italy

Italian fire and rescue crews completed clearing the scene of the Stresa–Mottarone cable-car crash near Lake Maggiore, northern Italy, on Monday, November 8.

The cable car, which connected Italy’s Mottarone mountain to the resort town of Stresa, fell on May 23, killing 14 people. The sole survivor was a five-year-old boy.

This footage, posted to Twitter by Vigili del Fuoco, Italy’s fire and rescue service, shows the final clearing of the scene of the accident.

According to investigators, the crash was caused by a snapped cable and an emergency-brake failure.

The accident was Italy’s worst cable-car disaster since the Cavalese cable-car crash in 1998, when a low-flying US military jet cut through the cable of a ski lift in the Italian Dolomites, killing 20 people. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful

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