Three People Arrested Over Italian Cable Car Disaster That Orphaned Israeli Boy

ROME (Reuters) -
Rescuers work by the wreckage of a cable car after it collapsed near the summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region, northern Italy, Sunday. (Italian Vigili del Fuoco Firefighters via AP)

Three people were arrested early on Wednesday in an investigation into a cable car disaster in northern Italy that killed 14 people, including two children, Italian newswire ANSA reported, citing prosecutors.

On Sunday, the gondola on a cableway connecting the town of Stresa, on the shore of Lake Maggiore, to the nearby Mottarone mountain plunged to the ground, killing all aboard apart from a five-year-old Israeli boy.

On Tuesday, Eitan Biran, who was critically injured in the accident that killed his parents, brother and great-grandparents, began to emerge from a medically induced coma.