Police in northern Italy have made three arrests in the cable car disaster that killed 14 people
Published: 2021-05-26 04:21 am
3 arrested in Italy cable car crash; clamp deactivated brake

Police in northern Italy have made three arrests in the cable car disaster that killed 14 people

Carabinieri Lt. Col. Alberto Cicognani told Sky TG24 that at least one of the three people questioned overnight admitted to what happened. He said the fork-shaped clamp had been placed on the brake specifically to prevent it from engaging because it was braking spontaneously and preventing the funicular from working.

After the lead cable snapped Sunday, the cabin reeled back down the line until it pulled off entirely, crashed to the ground and rolled over down the mountainside until it came to rest against some trees. Fourteen people were killed; the lone survivor, a 5-year-old boy, remains hospitalized.

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