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DFA checks if Filipinos involved in Italy tanker blast

/ 02:01 PM August 07, 2018

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is checking if there are Filipinos among the dead and injured after a fuel tanker burst into a massive fireball near the Bologna airport on Monday.

The Philippine Consulate General in Milan reported that at least two persons died and more than 60 were injured in the explosion.

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“We are saddened by the loss of life in the accident in Bologna and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Consul General Irene Susan Natividad said in a statement on Tuesday.

Natividad said they are coordinating with authorities and members of the Filipino Community in Bologna to determine if there were Filipinos among the casualties in the incident.

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She said there are an estimated 20,000 Filipinos in the Emilia Romagna Region where Bologna is located.

The explosion was reportedly triggered by a fuel tanker that crashed into another vehicle along a major highway near the Bologna airport. /je

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