The mayor of Venice has ordered an instantaneous cease to electrical buses operated by La Linea after two crashes involving its autos – certainly one of which led to the deaths of 21 folks.
A La Linea bus crashed right into a constructing yesterday night in Mestre, a borough of Venice, injuring 15 folks.
Nobody on board suffered severe accidents, in line with authorities.
That incident got here after a bus driver and 20 tourists were killed on 3 October when a La Linea automobile fell from an elevated road close to Venice, crashing near railway tracks and catching fireplace.
After the deadly crash, Italy’s transport minister questioned using electrical automobile know-how in buses like La Linea’s, including that the deaths needs to be a “trigger for reflection”.
Venice’s mayor Luigi Brugnaro initially stated the tragedy, which he described as an “apocalyptic scene”, didn’t provoke a rethink of the town’s plan to increase the fleet of electric-powered buses.
However in an announcement at present on X, previously Twitter, Mr Brugnaro stated: “Yesterday night a second accident occurred involving a La Linea automobile, an electrical bus.
“Being of the identical kind because the one concerned within the flyover accident on 3 October, it was determined to droop the service of all electrical buses of this firm to hold out an enough investigation.”
He added: “Within the meantime, my ideas flip to the injured, amongst whom, fortuitously, none are in severe situations.
“The competent authorities will perceive the rationale for this accident, which didn’t have severe penalties for folks.”
The mayor added the suspension now appeared “completely essential”.
Previous to the second crash, Mr Brugnaro stated the tragedy on 3 October had “nothing to do with the truth that it [the bus] is electrical”.
Mr Brugnaro described the crash as a “horrible tragedy” on the time, including: “I instantly ordered the town to enter mourning, in reminiscence of the numerous victims who have been within the crashed bus.”