3 Filipino families affected by tanker blast in Italy
MANILA, Philippines – The recent fuel tanker blast near the Bologna airport in Italy affected 3 Filipino families, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday, August 7.
The Philippine consulate general in Milan said the apartment units of these 3 families "were damaged by the blast."
These 3 Filipino families included 10 individuals, among whom were 2 minors and 2 infants.
"Consul General Irene Susan Natividad said the explosion blew off the doors and windows of the apartment units of the three families and damaged a number of articles inside," the DFA said.
At least one person died and more than 40 others were injured on Monday, August 6, after a tanker truck exploded creating a fireball on a motorway just outside the northern Italian city of Bologna, the Italian fire service said.
The blast that engulfed the area with flames and black smoke and caused a bridge to partially collapse occurred near Borgo Paginale to the west of the city, close to Bologna airport, the fire service added on Twitter. – with reports from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com