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20 nov. 2019 | 18h20 UTC

Italy: Fireworks explosion leaves three dead in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto November 20

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Suspected-accidental fireworks explosion leaves three dead in Femmina Morta area of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Sicily region) November 20; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 20/11/2019, 12h00 until 21/11/2019, 11h59 (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Femmina Morta (Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Sicily region)


A fireworks explosion was reported at a fireworks storage facility in the Femmina Morta area of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Sicily region) on Wednesday evening (local time), November 20, leaving at least three dead and four others injured. The cause of the explosion was not immediately reported and is presumed to be accidental.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the site of the explosion over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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