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Israeli among four dead in Italy boating accident

The vessel capsized in a storm.

Lake Maggiore with the Alps in the background. Photo by Alessandro Vecchi via Wikimedia Commons.
Lake Maggiore with the Alps in the background. Photo by Alessandro Vecchi via Wikimedia Commons.

An Israeli man was among four people who drowned when a boat overturned on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy on Sunday night.

Some two dozen people were holding a birthday party aboard the vessel when it capsized due to a storm.

Most of the passengers swam to shore or were rescued by other boats, but four died including a 50-year-old Israeli.

The Israeli embassy in Rome confirmed the fatality and said the man’s family had been notified.

Local authorities opened an investigation into the incident.

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