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Terror on the alps Five killed after cable car plunges to ground in northern Italy

Italy’s Alpine rescue service said another three people were taken to hospital.

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The wreckage of a cable car is seen on the ground after it collapsed near the summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region (Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

The wreckage of a cable car is seen on the ground after it collapsed near the summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region (Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

The wreckage of a cable car is seen on the ground after it collapsed near the summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region (Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

Five people have died after a mountaintop cable car plunged to the ground in northern Italy.

Italy’s Alpine rescue service said another three people were taken to hospital.

The cable car fell near the summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region and was very high off the ground, Alpine rescue service spokesman Walter Milan said.

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