Cable car falls on Italian mountain, killing at least 12

Images from the scene show the wreckage lying in a steep wooded area.

At least 12 people have died after a cable car fell on a mountain near Lake Maggiore in northern Italy on Sunday, according to emergency officials.


The accident happened on a service transporting passengers from the resort town of Stresa up the nearby Mottarone mountain in the region of Piedmont.


Images from the scene show the wreckage lying in a steep wooded area.


Officials said two children, aged five and nine, were taken from the scene by helicopter to a Turin hospital.


In a tweet confirming the latest death toll, alpine rescue officials warned the total number of victims may still rise further.


Local media reports that a number of services, including police and fire officials, remain at the scene.

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