Tragedy Strikes a Boat Full of Spies

From a New York Times story by Elisabetta Povoledo and Ronen Bergman headlined “Tragedy Strikes a Boat Full of Spies, and Conspiracy Theories Mount”:

The black clouds appeared quickly, sneaking up on sun-seeking revelers on the lake in northern Italy, interrupting early-evening aperitivi and lakefront strolls. A weather warning issued earlier in the day had not foreseen the violence of the storm that burst over the lake, with winds so extreme they sank a boat, killing four of its 23 passengers.

As news stories go, the incident on Lake Maggiore was a freak tragedy that would usually have attracted fleeting attention.