German Tourist Killed in Venice Gondola Crash, 3-Year-Old Hurt: Report

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 17, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A 50-year-old German tourist was killed Sunday in a gondola crash in Venice, Italy, according to Sky News. The man, his wife, and three children, and the gondolier fell out of the gondola as it collided with a ferry near the Rialto bridge and the man was likely crushed between the gondola and ferry, reports Ansa news agency.

The man’s 3-year-old daughter was taken to hospital for injuries, but she is expected to survive. She may need reconstructive surgery on her face. 

The mayor of Venice, Giorgio Orsoni, said it is a problem of traffic control which has become pressing and must be addressed. “I am very sorry for what happened,” he said, according to a translation of the Ansa article. 

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Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.