Tragedy in Italy, Cable car accident kills 9 people & children injured

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I guess a lot of us might have been to Stresa and Lago Maggiore
I didn’t go on the cable car, but not because I thought it was dangerous

Interesting comment, and probably the same for all of us.
I often ponder the island volcano disaster in NZ, and wonder if you would choose not to book that tour based on a warning, verbal or otherwise?
 

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Interesting comment, and probably the same for all of us.
I often ponder the island volcano disaster in NZ, and wonder if you would choose not to book that tour based on a warning, verbal or otherwise?

While her pronunciation of Maori is god awful, this video is pretty well researched in showing the perceived vs actual risk on White Island.

 

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VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED - THIS IS CCTV FOOTAGE OF THE ITALIAN CABLE CAR ACCIDENT.
You can't unwatch something after you've seen it, If you think this will give you anxiety riding Chairlifts, Gondolas or Cable cars then don't watch it!

14 people died when maintenance workers disabled the emergency brakes that would have prevented the cable car from sliding back down the cable & falling after hitting the tower at speed.
 
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