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The only survivor of the cable car crash released from hospital

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At the scene of the cable car accident, near Stresa. – MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

The 5-year-old Israeli boy, the sole survivor of the cable car crash that killed 14 May 23 in northern Italy, was released from hospital on Thursday after his health “markedly improved.” “. The health authorities in Turin (North West), where he was being treated, specify that the child “returned home with an ambulance (…) accompanied by his aunt”. The boy lives in Pavia, south of Milan. “His condition has improved significantly,” the statement said, adding that full recovery should take two months.

The little boy is the only passenger to survive the fall into the void of the cable car cabin in Stresa, near the top of Mount Mottarone. The other 14 passengers, including his parents, two-year-old younger brother and great-grandparents, all died. Eitan, whose family emigrated to Italy in 2018, suffered various trauma and fractures to his abdomen and chest.

Several officials of the company managing the cable car are being prosecuted by the courts who suspect them of having deliberately deactivated the emergency braking system which should have blocked the cabin when the cable broke.

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