Italian court rules girl, 6, must return home after death

Image copyright KeystoneUSA-ZUMA Image caption Mirella Mackie is being cared for by the Red Cross at an Italian home for elderly people A Six-year-old girl who survived a deadly Italian cable car crash must…

Italian court rules girl, 6, must return home after death

Image copyright KeystoneUSA-ZUMA Image caption Mirella Mackie is being cared for by the Red Cross at an Italian home for elderly people

A Six-year-old girl who survived a deadly Italian cable car crash must be returned to her home in the city of Modena, a court has ruled.

An unemployed teacher, Giorgio Meli, was killed in the incident in 2015.

Mirella Mackie was knocked from her seat by the carriage, but survived after contending with a ceiling where the carriage was lifted on its side.

She is now being cared for by the Red Cross at an Italian home for elderly people.

Image copyright PA Image caption Children on board

Mirella and her grandmother were visiting Rome during a student exchange when their carriage was hit by a train.

The incident, near the Spanish Steps, killed Ms Meli, 50, of Modena, and left six other tourists with serious injuries.

The Morandi bridge crash, in August 2017, killed 43 people in a tourist train accident.

A forthcoming film about the summer of 2015, titled The Gift, is set in the crash’s aftermath.

The film will also feature scenes of the cable car incident.

The BBC has contacted the film’s producers for comment.

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