Italy: Belgian tourist boat causes fatal accident on Lake Como

A 22-year-old Italian man has died.


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UA boat with eleven Belgian tourists on board caused a fatal accident on Friday afternoon on Lake Como in northern Italy, report several Italian media. A 22-year-old has died while with two of his friends on a speedboat.

According to a first reconstruction of the accident, the victim is with two of his friends on board a motor boat, immobilized, 5 meters high, when they were struck by another, larger boat (7 meters) on which there are 11 young people of Belgian nationality. The incident took place near Villa Balbianello on Lake Como.

The first elements of the investigation

At the helm of the boat that caused the accident, there was a 21-year-old Belgian. The boat literally passed over the other, fatally passing a 22-year-old young man and grazing the other two. The motorboat of the three Italian boys was broken in two places during the collision, the impact of which was heard several hundred meters from the incident. The embarkation of a capsized then.

The group of Belgians had occupied a boat equipped for water skiing, but it seems that no one was busy at the time of the accident. The speed of the boat was not too high, according to the first elements of the investigation. The atmosphere was high on the boat rented by the Belgians. The driver was therefore subjected to a blood alcohol test. This turned out to be negative.

The victim had just graduated in economics and commerce. His two friends come out with slight bruises but they are in shock.


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