Gondola mishap kills tourist

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A gondola and a vaporetto waterbus collided on Venice’s Grand Canal, killing a 50-year-old German tourist and badly injuring his young daughter, local media reported. The German man, his wife and three children and the gondolier all fell into the water in the accident. Other gondoliers rushed to the rescue, taking them to the bank. The accident happened around mid-day near the canal city’s famous RialtoBridge as the public transport waterbus manoeuvred toward a stop, Italy’s Ansa news agency said. Prosecutors have opened an inquiry into the causes of the accident, the news agency reported. Police questioned the gondolier and the pilot of the waterbus, and the two vessels were seized.

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