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Fire in a home for the elderly in Milan, Italy: six dead

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Six residents of a retirement home were killed and many others injured in a building fire from Thursday night through Friday, July 7, in Milan, northern Italy.

The fire broke out just before 2 am in a nursing home in a working-class neighborhood in the center of the Lombard capital.

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Six people died and many others were injured while drunk. [par les fumées] They were taken to the hospital. Firefighters rescued dozens of other residents.Firefighters said on Twitter, adding that the causes of the disaster, which may have been accidental, are not yet known.

Twitter – Vigili del Fuoco on Twitter

170 people have been evacuated

According to Italian news agencies and the Corriere della Sera, 81 people were injured, two of them seriously. One hundred and seventy people were evacuated by rescuers who carried it out In their arms one by oneAt the scene of the tragedy, explained to the press the mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala.

Dozens of ambulances, fire trucks, and a mortuary truck were still at the beginning of the day near the facility, part of which is now uninhabitable. The Milan municipality is seeking to transfer dozens of evacuated residents to other nursing homes.

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A century old building

The six victims are five women, aged between 69 and 87, and a 73-year-old man. Two women in one room perished in the flames while the other two victims died of poisoning.

“The fire would have ignited from a room in which two charred inhabitants died.”Giuseppe Sala explained. Two people are in critical condition.he added.

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The three-story facility, which was built in 1920, is a collectively managed structure “for years by a private provider”, stressed the aedile. It is home to seniors with varying degrees of dependency but who do not require hospital care. The private operator, Proges, is a cooperative that employs 3,500 people in 300 establishments in Italy.

The Milanese guesthouse suffered a severe bereavement during the first wave of the Covid pandemic in the spring of 2020 which killed 53 people, according to the Corriere della Sera daily.

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It was expressed by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Twitter “symbiosis” With the affected families as well as condolences.

Twitter – Giorgia Meloni on Twitter

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