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Israeli child survivor of Italy cable car crash leaves hospital

The sole survivor of a deadly cable car crash in Italy, Eitan Biran, is released from the hospital, local health authorities say, noting that the 5-year-old’s condition is “much improved.”

Fourteen people, including Eitan’s parents, younger brother and great-grandparents, were killed in the May 24 accident after a cable snapped on the aerial tram bringing weekend visitors to the top of the Piedmont region’s Mottarone mountain.

The Biran family, with Eitan on the right. (Courtesy)

“Early this morning Eitan was discharged from the Isola Margherita ward of the Regina Margherita hospital,” says the Turin children’s hospital in a statement.

The child — who had suffered severe chest and abdomen injuries — returns home to Pavia, south of Milan, with his aunt, the hospital says.

“His condition is much improved now,” said the statement, adding that a full recovery will take 60 days.

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