5 Dead, 4 Injured In Car Accident

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A car accident in the Italian mountain region of Piedmont has claimed the lives of 5 people including four children between the ages of 11 and 16 and a 25-year-old driver with four other persons aged 17 to 24 seriously injured on Wednesday.

According to the Fire brigade, a cross-country vehicle crashed off the road shortly after midnight (2200 GMT Tuesday) and fell about 200 metres.

The​ Carabinieri Police​ were investigating the cause of the accident in the province of Cuneo. According to initial investigations, the vehicle was only meant to carry six people.

Local media and news agency, Ansa, reported the group of youths had been on their way to watch shooting stars during the Perseid meteor shower.

The accident reportedly happened at an altitude of 1,800 metres

Photo Source: The Street Journal