A massive explosion in Sicily has led to a search and rescue for missing people. The large gas leak in the underground methane network caused an explosion yesterday evening of 11 December: four buildings collapsed, three were gutted. An area of 10 thousand square meters was devastated. Two women were pulled alive from the rubble. However, among the missing is a pregnant young woman who was due to give birth on Wednesday.
According to initial information, the lift of one of the buildings could also have acted as a trigger, but the firefighters are still searching for survivors and investigating the cause.
Explosion in Sicily
The explosion affected an area of 10 thousand square meters, in Ravanusa, a small town in Sicily, as the speaker Salvatore Cocina, director of the regional civil protection, described.
The body of a man was found in the night, three more were found in the morning, according to reports from the regional Civil Protection.
The outbreak and subsequent fires also devastated the surrounding buildings. Two women were saved from the rubble and receiving emergency treatment at the hospital.