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Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto: fireworks factory explodes, 3 dead


The factory had been active for ten years. The owner's wife has died. Three missing persons are sought, four wounded were transported to the hospital with severe burns

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November 20, 2019 Three dead and two missing. This is the balance sheet of the fire brigade, at the moment, of the tragedy that took place in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, in the Messina area, following the explosion of the fireworks factory of the Costa family. Among the victims there is a woman, Venera Mazzeo, 71, wife of the owner. There are also several injuries with severe burns carried to the hospital by private means. The numerous fire brigade teams intervened on the spot found themselves facing a hell of flames and smoke.

In the pyrotechnic factory of Vito Costa and children, in the district of Cavalieri-Femmina Morta in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto it is still not possible to make an exact balance of the victims. In the factory there were several people, yet no one knows how many, working on an order for fires for a party. For the moment, three people would be missing. From the first news there would be at least four serious injuries with burned body parts. In the whole area two distinct explosions have clearly been heard. The strongest outbreak was felt until Milazzo.

Some of the injured were transported for a first intervention to Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto hospital with makeshift vehicles. In the area of ​​the explosion there are scenes of pain and panic: relatives and friends of the Costa family have flocked. People are kept away from the site of the explosion where there are still flames and firefighters do not rule out the possibility of new explosions. The Costa family has been producing fireworks for the first, second and third categories for ten years and also organizes pyrotechnic shows for individuals or public bodies. The factory has a point of sale in via Carra 1 ascent of Barcelona Pdg.

Source: rainews

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