Italian cable car plunges to the ground, killing at least 14
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
ROME (AP) — A cable car taking visitors to a mountaintop view of some of northern Italy's most picturesque lakes has plummeted to the ground, killing at least 14 people.
A young child was also hospitalized in serious condition with broken bones.
Six of the dead were Israeli citizens, including a family of four who lived in Italy, the Israeli foreign ministry said.
It wasn't clear if the other couple was related.
Stresa Mayor Marcella Severino said it appeared that a cable broke, sending the car careening until it hit a pylon and then fell to the ground.
Images from the site showed the crumpled car in a clearing of a thick patch of pine trees near the summit of the Mottarone peak overlooking Lake Maggiore.
The Italian government announced a commission to investigate the disaster.