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Three people killed in explosion at civilian explosives factory

18 September 2023

An explosion at an explosives facility in central Italy killed three people on 13 September. The incident happened at a factory owned by Esplodenti Sabino, a specialist in the recovery of materials from military ammunition and disposal of products containing explosives.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

The explosion occurred at around midday in the town of Casalbordino in Italy’s Abruzzo region. Emergency services attended the scene and confirmed that three people had died. Several people were also injured by the blast, however officials did not announce how many.

Esplodenti Sabino is currently under investigation in relation to another explosion that happened at the factory in December 2020. A preliminary hearing related to that incident had been due to start on 14 September.

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