A cable car plunged to the ground on Sunday near the top of a mountain in the northwestern region of Piedmont in Italy. 14 people died in the accident caused by cable and brake failures. The cable car had almost reached the end station on Mottarone mountain, a nearly 5,000-foot peak, on Sunday afternoon when it suddenly started sliding backward. It slid for hundreds of meters at a height of nearly 40 feet, hitting a pillar and plunging to the ground. There was only one survivor, a 5-year-old boy. The crash remains under investigation.
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