WORLD At least 20 people injured in explosion in Italy's Sicily town


At least 20 people injured in explosion in Italy's Sicily town


01:34, June 06, 2019


A view of Gangi, a medieval town in the Madonie Mountains of northern Sicily. (File photo: AP)

ROME, June 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 people were injured in Italy's Sicily on Wednesday, following the explosion of a gas cylinder in a street market, local media reported.

The incident occurred in late morning in a roast chicken shop in the town of Gela, in the southeast province of Caltanissetta, according to Ansa news agency.

Three people were directly involved in the blast, and two of them have reported burns on 60 percent of their body. A woman would risk losing one eye, which was hit by a flying splinter after the explosion.

Overall, five people were hospitalized, including one woman in her eighth month of pregnancy, private TV broadcaster Sky News Italy said.

None of those wounded in the incident would be in life-risk conditions, according to reports so far. The prosecution office in Gela opened an investigation into the incident.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue