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Police arrest three over Italian cable car disaster, say emergency brake deactivated

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By Giulia Segreti and Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) -Italy’s carabinieri police arrested three men on Wednesday over a cable car crash that killed 14 people, saying the emergency brake system had been deactivated to overcome a fault. On Sunday the gondola on a cable way connecting the northern town of Stresa, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, to the nearby Mottarone mountain plunged to the ground, killing all aboard apart from a five-year-old Israeli boy who remains in hospital. The bodies of five other victims from Israel – a young couple, their child and their grandparents – were being sent hom…

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