One dead and six missing in factory blast

One dead and six missing in factory blast
Firefighters are at the scene in Città Sant'Angelo, near Pescara. Photo: Roberto Ferrari/Wikicommons
One person died and six are reported missing after an explosion at a fireworks factory near Pescara, in central Italy, on Thursday morning.

Twenty-two year old Alessio Di Giacomo, the son of the factory's owner, died, according to a report in La Repubblica.  His father, Mauro, and uncle, Federico, along with another relative, Roberto, are missing. Rescuers said the chances of finding them alive are slim.

Gianmarco, Alessio's brother, is in hospital.

The blast also struck nearby homes in the town of Città Sant'Angelo, sparking a huge fire.

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