Italy cable car witnesses describe horror when tumbled 500m down mountain killing 14 after it ‘accelerated backwards’

A CABLE car accelerated backwards before it plummeted 500 metres down an Italian mountain side, witnesses have said. The tragedy has claimed the lives of 14 people, including a family of five, after the gondola fell near a mountain summit. A huge rescue mission was launched following Sunday morning's horror accident, in Mottarone, northern Italy. Local mayor Marcella Severino recalled

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