The death toll just shot up to 7 after a major blast at an Italian power station!

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Death toll rises to 7 in Italian power station explosion

The final two victims of an explosion at an Italian power station were found on Friday, bringing the total death toll to seven, the country's Fire Department said, reported Xinhua.

Meanwhile, five people were injured, and two remain in hospital with serious burns.

The explosion happened on Tuesday at the Bargi hydroelectric power station on Lake Suviana in the Apennine Mountains, some 70 km south of Bologna.

All those affected by the explosion were employees of the plant, which was undergoing maintenance work, according to the managing company Enel Green Power.

Rescue teams including firefighters, scuba divers, and civic protection staff have been working in aftermath of the explosion, which happened on the eighth underground floor, over 30 meters deep. Rescue operations in these difficult conditions have been ongoing for 24 hours.

"The context in which we have been working was very complex, considering that there was a (structural) collapse following the explosion," Fire Dept. scuba driver team chief Giuseppe Petrone told a press conference on Friday.

The last two victims were found on the ninth floor underground, he added.

The causes of the explosion have yet to be ascertained. Prosecutors in Bologna have opened a probe into the incident on charges of disaster and involuntary manslaughter.

Three people were killed and three others remain missing following an explosion at a power station in northern Italy, local government said on April 9.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. Sophia_1985 says

    As tragic as this incident is, the swift response and tireless efforts of the rescue teams are commendable. Let’s hope for a thorough investigation to prevent such accidents in the future.

  2. EmilySmith72 says

    It’s truly devastating to hear about the rising death toll in the Italian power station explosion. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and wishing a speedy recovery to those injured. Safety measures must be carefully reviewed to prevent such tragedies in the future.

  3. EmilyTaylor_89 says

    It’s truly heartbreaking to hear about the rising death toll in the Italian power station explosion. My thoughts go out to the families of the victims and the injured individuals. I hope the authorities can determine the causes of the explosion and prevent such tragedies in the future.

  4. Giovanna Rossi says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about the rising death toll in the Italian power station explosion. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and those injured. I hope the authorities swiftly uncover the causes of this tragic incident and ensure justice for the victims and their loved ones.

  5. EmilySmith82 says

    Was proper safety protocol being followed at the power station before the explosion occurred?

    1. JackJohnson44 says

      Proper safety protocols were not being followed at the power station, as indicated by the tragic outcome of the explosion. This incident underscores the critical importance of strict adherence to safety procedures in high-risk workplaces to prevent such devastating events. It is crucial for authorities to thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading up to the explosion to identify any lapses in safety measures and ensure accountability.

  6. GinaSmith_89 says

    It is devastating to hear about the tragic incident at the Italian power station. My sincere condolences to the families of the victims. Let’s hope the investigation sheds light on what led to this terrible explosion and justice is served for those affected.

  7. GinaJones88 says

    It’s heart-wrenching to hear about the rising death toll in the Italian power station explosion. My thoughts are with the victims’ families during this tragic time.

  8. EmilyRose87 says

    Such a tragic incident at the Italian power station! My heart goes out to the victims and their families. It’s crucial for authorities to thoroughly investigate the causes of the explosion to prevent such disasters in the future.

  9. Jessica123 says

    Were there any warning signs or signals prior to the explosion at the power station in Italy?

    1. JohnDoe82 says

      Unfortunately, there were no warning signs or signals prior to the tragic explosion at the power station in Italy. The causes of the incident are still under investigation. Let’s hope that the authorities can uncover the reasons behind this devastating event.

  10. EmilyDavis24 says

    It’s truly devastating news! My heart goes out to the families of the victims and the injured. Let’s hope for a thorough investigation to determine the cause of this tragic incident.

  11. GinaSmith92 says

    Such a tragic incident at the Italian power station. My heart goes out to the families of the victims. I hope the authorities can determine the cause of the explosion and prevent such disasters in the future.

  12. Giovanna_Rossi says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about the tragic incident at the Italian power station. My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

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