Fatal Accident on Lake Maggiore, Italy Claims Lives of Four, Including Russian and Israeli Women.

Late Sunday night, four people died after a tour boat sank in Lake Maggiore in Plessanza, a small village in Sesto Calenda, Italy, due to bad weather in the Verbano region.

According to the Italian newspaper Varese News, the victims were two men and two women, 53-year-old Israeli Shimoni Erez, who works in the Israeli security services, as well as 62-year-old Laudio Alonzi and 53-year-old Tiziana Barnobi, who are civil servants of the Italian intelligence service, the wife of the captain boats, Russian Anna Bozkova, 50 years old.

The newspaper reported that 21 more people were rescued, some were immediately given first aid, while others were taken to a hospital in Warisoto.

Search and rescue efforts continued throughout the night, despite difficult weather conditions, strong winds on the lake and continued rain.

Late Sunday evening, an Aw139 helicopter equipped with infrared detectors from the La Spezia Coast Guard arrived on the scene.

and the “Dutch Shuttle” of 1982, a 15-meter boat with a capacity of 380 horsepower, equipped with all the amenities for group excursions on the lake.

Source: Varese News

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