Italian minister calls cable car tragedy 'deep wound'

The lower house of parliament applauded as a mark of respect to the dead as the minister gave details about the incident.

Italy's carabinieri police arrested three men on Wednesday (May 26) over the crash, saying the emergency brake system had been deactivated to overcome a fault.

On Sunday (May 23) the gondola on a cable way connecting the northern town of Stresa, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, to the nearby Mottarone mountain plunged to the ground, killing all aboard apart from a five-year-old Israeli boy who remains in hospital.

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