Cable car accident in Italy: 30 million euros to families

The preliminary hearing in the case regarding the cable car accident that occurred on Lake Maggiore in 2021 and killed 14 people continued on Tuesday in Verbania, northern Italy. Six people are charged, including three representatives of South Tyrolean cable car manufacturer Leitner. The judge must decide whether the trial will be opened or not. A total of 30 million euros in compensation will be paid to the families of the dead.

According to reports in the Italian press, the compensation will be paid by the South Tyrol cable car company Leitner and the insurance company of the company operating the “Ferrovie del Mottarone” cable car, Reale Mutua, and the defendant. The Israeli boy, now nine years old, who was the only survivor of the cable car accident on Mount Mottarone on Lake Maggiore in 2021, will receive compensation of more than three million euros, according to the definitive agreement between the parties involved. The boy’s lawyer therefore withdrew his application to be admitted as a civil plaintiff in the criminal case in Verbania.

In the cable car accident on May 23, 2021, 14 people died, including the surviving child’s father, mother, brother and maternal great-grandfather. The child was caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle between the mother and father that lasted for months. The child was then entrusted to his aunt.

Six people, including three representatives of the Leitner company, are charged in the case related to the cable car accident on Lake Maggiore in Verbania. In January, an agreement was reached between the company and 76 relatives of 14 victims regarding compensation. Neither the amount nor its contents were made public.

(APA)

Source: Vienna

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