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two workers dead, three injured, one seriously, there are still missing. «Like an earthquake, then the screams. It was horrendous.”

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two workers dead, three injured, one seriously, there are still missing.  «Like an earthquake, then the screams.  It was horrendous.”

Tragedy at work in Florence in the area of ​​the former Military Bakery where there is now a construction site for the new Esselunga, in via Mariti: on Friday morning one of the supporting pillars of the structure collapsed (initially it looked like a beam: there are two workers dead, three injured hospitalized, one of whom is serious and others missing. Ambulances and police forces on site. The workers were assembling the prefabricated buildings. According to the testimonies of some workers, after the collapse of the pylon the third one would have collapsed attic, which would then have impacted the second, overwhelming the first.

The President of the Region Eugenio Giani spoke on the toll of victims and injured: «All forces are working at their maximum to extract another 3 people currently under the rubble. Unfortunately there are people without life.” «Pain and dismay over the tragedy at the construction site of the new supermarket – writes the mayor of Florence Dario Nardella on X – We are constantly following the situation. On my behalf and that of the Municipality, I express my condolences for the victims and thank all the rescuers in action. Waiting for updates on the other workers involved.”

«On behalf of myself and the Government I express my condolences for the victims of the collapse that occurred on a construction site in Florence. I am following the evolution of the situation with apprehension and I thank those who are participating in the search for the missing and in the rescue operations for the injured. Our deepest condolences to the families affected by this terrible tragedy.” Thus the Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on social media.

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Civil protection, traffic police, firefighters, police and 118 arrived on site. «Our regional system is intervening due to a scaffolding collapse on a construction site in Florence in via Mariti – writes Giani -. At the moment there are 8 people involved. Our health workers, firefighters and police forces are on site. Force”.

There are currently two hypotheses for the collapse: the pylon could have been placed in a bad way or there could have been a problem in the composition of the concrete.

Groups of astonished traders and residents exchange comments, smartphones in hand. “They have to block everything, it’s not safe, the structure could collapse on Via Giovanni da Empoli.” The area of ​​via Mariti, around the Esselunga construction site, is completely sealed. «At around 8.30 – says the owner of the Uffa bar – we felt something like an earthquake. Then came the screams for help. It was horrendous, like a bomb had gone off.”

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