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5 Jan, 2020 06:27

Car rams German tourists in Italian Alps, killing 6 & injuring 11 others

Car rams German tourists in Italian Alps, killing 6 & injuring 11 others

Six people were killed on the spot and 11 others injured when a car hit a group of young Germans in South Tyrol, northern Italy. The driver is reportedly a local resident who was driving under the influence of alcohol.

The incident happened early in the morning in the village of Luttach near Italy’s border with Austria. German tourists in their early 20s were hit as they were returning from a night club. Three of those injured are in serious condition. A woman was airlifted to Innsbruck, Austria for emergency treatment.

According to Italian media, the driver of the car was identified as a 28-year-old resident of the commune of Kiens, who was drunk at the time of the incident. Luttach is located on the border of the commune of Ahrntal.

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The Italian alpine area is a skiing resort, and Ahrntal is among the popular tourist destinations. Just last week, three German tourists were killed in South Tyrol in an avalanche.

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