Martedì, 25 Settembre 2018

Girl killed in Brindisi school bombing remembered


(ANSA) - Brindisi, September 12 - A memorial service was
held Wednesday morning at a fashion trade school in the southern
city of Brindisi for 16-year-old Melissa Bassi who was killed
when a bomb went off outside the institute May 19 as she was
going to class.
Five other students were also injured when a remote control
detonated a bomb made of three gas canisters at the entrance of
the Morvillo Falcone trade institute, named after the wife of
anti-Mafia magistrate Giovanni Falcone.
Students, teachers and parents gathered in the courtyard
for a ceremony and placed flowers around a commemorative plaque
remembering Melissa.
A 68-year-old man, Giovanni Vantaggiato, confessed to the
bombing in June but has given no plausible motive for the

A school also came Anna Canoci of Tuturano
(Brindisi), one of the girls who was overwhelmed by the
explosion and
who reported severe hearing impairment. Anna is a graduate of
last year but wanted to be here at school with his former
partners to communicate to them the need to "be strong and
courage because life goes on. "" It 's been a very bad
return, - told reporters that Anna asked her
sensations - a very bad back to school. "" The moments
bad after the attack - he said - were those of
hospitalization and after the awareness of not being able to
have a more normal life. "Anna has also stressed not to
have not had any financial institutions
who made ​​available to girls and their wounds
families of funds to deal with the necessary care

The couple was assassinated 20 years ago this week.
"I have no certainties, for now no certainties, so it seems
to me that the best thing is for us all to work together,"
Justice Minister Paola Severino told a press conference.
Pietro Grasso, Italy's national anti-mafia chief, said
Monday that the investigation is being organized by the
anti-mafia division in nearby Lecce, however the scope was not
limited to organized crime.
There has also been speculation linking the attack to
extreme-left terrorists, after an Ansaldo Nucleare executive was
shot in the leg by an anarchist group two weeks ago and the
targeting of tax offices in a series of letter-bomb and
Molotov-cocktail attacks.
Interior Minister Anna Maria Cancellieri said there was no
connection between the anarchist shooting and the school
Brindisi Chief Prosecutor Marco Dinapoli has said that it
may just have been an "isolated act".
The attack was described as unprecedented because, even in
Italy's 'years of lead' of political terrorism in the 1970s and
1980s and the period of the Mafia bomb campaign that claimed the
lives of magistrates Paolo Borsellino and Falcone in the early
1990s, schools were not targeted.
ANSA sources said Monday that a suspect had been identified
and his brother had been taken into custody, however sources
from the Brindisi prosecutor's office said that evidence
connecting him to the attack was not conclusive.
Police have released images taken from video surveillance
of the suspect at the scene, believed to be between 50 and 55.
Law enforcement was concentrating its investigation on the
three Puglia provinces immediately surrounding the attack:
Brindisi, Taranto and Lecce.

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