Hannah Roberts reports for the Daily Mail:
A young pilgrim has been crushed to death by a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II.
The 100ft curved wooden cross collapsed during a ceremony in northern Italy days before the former Popeâ€™s canonisation.
Marco Gusmini, 21, on a visit with other young Catholics to the Alpine village of Cevo, was killed instantly.
Mayor Silvio Citroni said the accident was â€˜an unexplainable tragedyâ€™. â€˜A young life, so many hopes destroyed,â€™ he added.
â€˜The young people were making a snack for lunch and when they heard the crunching noises coming from the cross they fled in all directions. Unfortunately Marco ran in the wrong direction.
â€˜This is a place for pilgrimages and family visits. We never imagined that something like this could happen.â€™ Mr Citroni said maintenance work had been carried out on the crucifix last summer.
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