Explosion in gunpowder factory in Italy kills 3 peopleDecember 21, 2020
Italian media say an explosion in a gunpowder factory in a town in south-central Italy has killed three people
The ANSA news agency quoted Casalbordino Mayor Filippo Marinucci at the scene as providing the death toll.
Italian firefighters were called to help at the site of the explosion, said the news agency.
A resident of Casalbordino, in Chieti province, inland from the Adriatic Sea, told state television RaiNews24 that some townspeople were ordered to evacuate their homes as a precaution.
The cause of the explosion was under investigation, said the report.