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Italy cable car boss who ‘cut corners’ could face 30 years jail over crash

THE ITALIAN cable car boss who is accused ofcutting cornersis facing 30 years in prison over the horror crash that killed 14 gens.

Manager Luigi Nerini 56, allegedly admitted to deliberately deactivating the emergency braking system, alongside the two other managers Gabriele Tadini and Enrico Perocchio.

The crash left 14 people dead

The crash left 14 people deadCrédit: Reuters
Luigi Nerini  could be facing up to 30 ans de prison, les rapports prétendent

Luigi Nerini could be facing up to 30 ans de prison, les rapports prétendent

The trio was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated manslaughter and two other offences related to the incident.

Nerini is currently waiting for his indictment in a cell in Verbania prison and according to image, he could be facing up to 30 ans derrière les barreaux.

It comes as Tadini, a car technician, admitted hedeliberately and repeatedlydeactivated the braking system, rapports la Repubblica.

It’s all my fault,” he reportedly told magistrates on Thursday.

Chief prosecutor Olimpia Bossi said the three managers are facingvery highjail terms due to theextraordinary gravityof the situation.

Investigators said the emergency braking system had beentampered withinstead of carrying out the costlyradical interventionit required to fix the problem.

Selon La Stampa, the brakes had been deactivated several times over the years.

It was considered asimpler and fastersolution to blocked brakes.

image reports the cable car operation was discontinued several times due to defects.

Prosecutor Olimpia Bossi said the tourist site had reopened after a Covid closure in late April and operators used a jerry-rigged clamp to avoid having to shut the attraction for themore extensiverepairs and risk losing money.

It was a conscious choice, absolutely conscious. C'est ça,” prosecutor Olimpia Bossi told reporters.

It was not an occasional omission or forgetfulness.

Investigators said the emergency braking system had been "tampered with"

Investigators said the emergency braking system had beentampered withCrédit: AFP
The managers allegedly admitted deactivating the brakes

The managers allegedly admitted deactivating the brakesCrédit: EPA
The crash took place on May 23 in Stresa, Northern Italy

The crash took place on May 23 in Stresa, Northern ItalyCrédit: AFP
Reports claim the brakes had been deactivated several times over the years

Reports claim the brakes had been deactivated several times over the years

It was a conscious decision to disarmto deactivate this emergency system in order to remedy what we have been told were problems, technical problems that were occurring on the line.

Bossi added: “This was a deliberate choice for economic reasons; the cable car should have been closed.

The three managers have been brandedmurderersby one of the victimssister who claims theydisabled the brakes to save money”.

Gali Peleg, 29, who lost her sister Tal Peleg-Biran, 26, her brother-in-law Amit Biran, 30, and her two-year-old nephew Tom said it wasnot an accidentrather thana deliberate tragedy.

Her nephew Eitan, the sole survivor of the deadly crash has woken up from a coma while the rest of his family were laid to rest.

Eitan is now awake and conscious in the intensive care unit, speaking with his aunt and looking around,” a spokesman for Turin’s Regina Margherita hospital said.

From a clinical point of view, he is still in a critical condition due to his thoracic and abdominal trauma and the fractures to his limbs.

In the next few days he will be taken out of intensive care and transferred to a hospital ward.

The young boy, who opened his eyes for the first time on Wednesday, reportedly askedwhere’s mummy”, when he arrived at the hospital.

Eitan is the only survivor of the cable car crash that killed fourteen people on May 23.

A carriage travelling at 100mph was catapulted 54 mètres before smashing into the ground in Stresa, Northern Italy.

Among the victims there were Roberta Pistolato, a doctor working on the frontline of Italy’s battle against Covid with her boyfriend Angelo Gasparro, 45.

Eitan's family died in the crash

Eitan’s family died in the crash
Relatives of the family next to the coffins

Relatives of the family next to the coffins
Five-year-old Eitan is the sole survivor of the crash

Five-year-old Eitan is the sole survivor of the crash

Vittorio Zorloni, 55, and his 37-year-old partner Elisabetta Personini were killed along with and their five-year-old son Mattia.

Serena Cosetino, 27, a scientific researcher, and her 30-year-old boyfriend Mohammed Reza Shahisavandi, an Iranian student, who also worked in a bar in Rome were also killed.

Engaged couple Silvia Malnati 27, and Alessandro Merlo, 29 were also killed in the crash.

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