A fireman on duty in the district of Grottaglie (in the province of Taranto) died during an intervention near San Giorgio Ionico. The details of the dynamics of the incidents are still to be clarified. The brigade intervened, shortly after 2:00am, for the fire that broke out on a large truck.
It seems that the vehicle was a kind of camper, partially used for horse transport. The flames would have developed in the front, perhaps due to the presence of flammable material such as hay. At one point, just as the unfortunate fireman was trying to open one of the rear doors, an explosion probably occurred due to a gas cylinder inside.
The victim is Antonio Dell’Anna, 54, of Fragagnano. Further investigations are underway to clarify the dynamics of the tragic episode. The death of the fireman created great commotion in the fire department.