Media attention turned on the cable car crash in Italy following a custody investigation about the 6-year-old boy who survived the accident.

The devastating accident happened in May this year when 14 people died at a mountain resort in Italy’s Piedmont region.

Video of Italy cable car crash

A cable car in Italy plummeted to the ground and tumbled down a slope killing 14 people on May 23rd, 2021.

CCTV footage was released earlier in June which shows the moment when the cable car approaches the landing station before it goes backwards at high speed and crashes on the ground.

According to reports, the accident happened as a result of an emergency brake that failed to prevent the car from sliding backwards.

The crash video includes distressing scenes which might upset some people but news outlets like The Independent have included the footage in their report.

Another video, which you can find down below, was shared on YouTube containing images after the accident.

Where did the accident happen?

The accident happened in a Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car near the Mottarone mountain near Lake Maggiore.

The Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car is an aerial tram that is based in Stresa, Piedmont region.

The cable car service first opened in 1970 and used to transport around 100,000 passengers per year.

Prior to this year, there weren’t other accidents with the aerial tram apart from three minor ones when people had to be evacuated due to cable entanglements.

Media attention on the crash explained

Media attention turned on the disaster in Italy after custody investigation about the 6-year-old boy who survived the accident.

BBC has reported that the boy was living with HIS paternal aunt, who was granted custody in June, when the child was allegedly taken out by his maternal grandfather to Israel.

Eitan Biran is the only survivor in the crash. His parents, younger brother and two of his great grandparents were among the 14 people who died in the accident.

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