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Belgian girl seriously injured after fall from ski lift

An 8-year-old Belgian girl has been seriously injured after she fell from a ski lift while holidaying in Italy. The accident happened at the Alpine resort of Livigno in Sondrio Province.  The girl had was not correctly secured onto the lift a fell off shortly before it arrived at the summit of the mountain. 

She fell three metres to the ground. A helicopter brought her to hospital. A Polish woman that was sitting next to the girl tried to prevent her from falling off.

However, her efforts were to no avail and she too fell 3 metres to the ground. The woman was also taken to hospital for treatment of the injuries she sustained in the fall.