German tourists die in freak ferry accident in Italy
Two young German tourists died in northern Italy Sunday after their car plunged into the sea while driving off a ferry at Genoa, northern Italy, port authorities said.
Witnesses cited in the Italian media said that the tourists' car, the third off the ferry, was on the ramp in reverse gear when the ferry moved forward, causing the car to plunge into sea.
Rescue workers were unable to get to the couple in time to save them.
Moby Line, which owns the ferry, said it could not exclude "human error" in the tragedy. The ferry had just arrived from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, port officials said.
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