Italy: Deadly fireworks depot explosion rocks Sicily

21 November, 12:00 Share on social media:

Five people died on Wednesday in a blast at a fireworks factory in Sicily, according to the Italian police and firefighters. Two others suffered serious injuries.

The Italian media reported that two workers and the 71-year-old wife of the owner of the family-run firm in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto were immediately killed. 

A worker reported missing was later discovered dead, and one of the injured who had been pulled from the rubble died at a nearby hospital.