Lunedì, 24 Settembre 2018
ROME

Two killed by New Year fireworks but injuries down

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Rome, January 2 - Two people were killed by New
Year fireworks, the same as last year, but the number of
injuries was down from 561 to 361, including 53 children, down
from 76 last year, authorities said.
The toll was heavy again despite bans in several cities
including Turin, Bologna and Cagliari and the seizure of 23
tonnes of illegal fireworks compared to 8 tonnes last year.
The two fatalities were again in Campania, the region
around Naples, which always tops the list for firework mayhem.
Pasquale Zacchia, a 51 year-old restaurateur, was killed
testing fireworks for his customers while a 49-year-old
construction entrepreneur, Antonio Serino, died when a firework
he was handling went off unexpectedly and hit him in the face.
Campanian firework fans were not deterred by shocking
posters of a bloody hand hovering over a sign reading "don't let
me take your hand".
Many of the illegal fireworks sold in Italy are actually
rudimentary bombs.
Naples youths delight in giving heavy-duty fireworks scary
or jokey names.
These have included The Bin Laden, The Maradona Bomb, The
Pope Bomb, Desert Storm, Red October, Turbo 3 and, this year,
The Spread, Maya and Insigne, after Napoli striker Lorenzo
Insigne.
Women in Naples got so fed up with their menfolk in 2008
that they launched a 'no sex if you let off fireworks' drive.
The operation had some success as the number of injuries
dropped by about 100.

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