‘Felt like war’: Huge fire & multiple blasts captured in northeast Italy (VIDEO)
It was not immediately clear if anyone was hurt in the blasts, but ambulances could be seen rushing to the scene, where a fire brigade was already working. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
E poi a Pordenone non succede mai un cazzo pic.twitter.com/Ha4NulroM4— Daniele Lorenzon (@LorenzonDaniele) October 24, 2016
Onlookers can be seen ducking and running away in a Twitter video filmed by Daniele Lorenzon close to the site as one of the explosions goes off. Earlier, Lorenzon posted a video filmed from a distance, where the blasts are seen lighting up the sky one-by-one in rapid succession. “Goodbye, just in case, huh,” said the caption to the tweet.
FIOI IN CASO ADDIO EH pic.twitter.com/VMgkgxQN4g— Daniele Lorenzon (@LorenzonDaniele) October 24, 2016
Other witnesses described seeing the halo from the blasts in the distance, while Federico Paronuzzi tweeted that “it felt like [we’re] at war.”
@Vale_Manzato no ma vedo fumo e fuoco..ora sembrano finite sembrava di essere in guerra— Federico Paronuzzi (@FParonuzzi) October 24, 2016
Domestic gas explosions can be deadly and devastating, as was in the case of early Sunday’s blast in the central Russian city of Ryazan. Police are investigating the incident, in which three people were killed and at least 15 injured in a recently constructed ten-story apartment block. The blast literally ripped through two upper floors, devastating several flats and brought down concrete blocks from ceilings and walls.