20:48 GMT24 February 2021
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    Fire brigades are currently at the scene. The explosion is believed to be an accident, according to la Repubblica.

    At least five people - four men and a woman - have been killed in an explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, a town on the north coast of Sicily, la Repubblica has reported. 

    The Italian fire department, Vigili del Fuoco, took to Twitter to provide some details on the explosion. 

    According to preliminary information provided by the fire brigades, the explosion took place about 5 pm. Two people were also injured and are now being transferred to hospitals in Catania and Palermo to receive treatment for their burns.​

    Two more people were reported missing but one of them has already been found and taken to hospital. The fire brigades are looking for the second missing person.  

    fireworks, warehouse, explosion, Sicily, Italy
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