Four dead after tourist boat capsizes on Italy's Lake Maggiore

  • World
  • Monday, 29 May 2023

MILAN (Reuters) - Four people died late on Sunday after a tourist boat capsized on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy due to a sudden whirlwind, the fire brigade and media reported.

People were celebrating a birthday on the 16-metre-long boat when it capsized and sank in a violent storm.

Nineteen survivors swam to shore without serious injury, fire brigade said on Twitter, adding the wreck was found by its divers at a depth of 16 metres.

(Reporting by Cristina Carlevaro; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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