Italian prosecutors reported Tuesday that authorities investigating the causes of the Stresa cable car accident that killed at least 14 people have not ruled out the hypothesis that it was due to “human error” as a result of the maintenance work Work could be due and check that the facilities went through days ago.
“No hypothesis can be ruled out, including that of human error,” commented the chief investigator, Verbania Public Prosecutor Olimpia Bossi, and the Adnkronos agency.
“The human error hypothesis is part of the investigation, but it cannot be found in the videos that are not even of good quality,” said Bossi, who already confirmed on Monday that the cable car’s safety brake did not work at that cabin speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour and moved up to 54 meters.
Bossi also announced this Tuesday that on Saturday afternoon, the day before the accident, the cable car systems were stopped so that a restart was required. However, he points out that “it is not known whether this is related to the accident.” “.
A day after Bossi reported that the owner of the cable car was being determined, the authorities of the Piedmont region and those of the municipality of Stresa have blamed each other over the past few hours.
Although the Ministry of Transport of Piedmont wanted to settle the matter on the grounds that “it is the property of the municipality”, the Mayoress of Stresa Marcella Severino has stated that after the signing of an agreement years ago, the transfers were not made in The Piedmontese government financed the restructuring of the cable car.
Regarding this issue, Bossi stated that this agreement “remains to be clarified” as “it is not clear” whether the transfer of property from Piedmont to Stresa “has taken place in full or whether there is a distribution in relation to the Financing gives the maintenance of the facilities “.
“The story has complex profiles that are getting a little trickier every day,” he said.
Among those killed in the accident is a nine-year-old boy, and the Israeli government has confirmed the deaths of five of its citizens: a couple of medical students, her son, and the woman’s grandparents who came from Israel to visit her. The other child under five is admitted with a cautious prognosis, but doctors are confident that they will get well.
The cable car covered the route from Lake Maggiore to Mount Mottarone when, for reasons still to be investigated, the cable that supported it broke 300 meters from the arrival station in the highest part of the route and there reached 1,400 meters above sea level.