(ANSA) – PREPOTTO, 21 JUL – A volunteer forest firefighter from the Civil Protection was crushed by a tree during the extinguishing of a fire in Prepotto (Udine). The accident happened in the afternoon.
According to a reconstruction, the woman was carrying out an inspection, with the fire now extinguished, when she was hit by a plant damaged by the flames.
The death occurred instantly. Investigations by the Carabinieri of Cividale.
The victim is Elena Lo Duca, she was 56 years old and was the coordinator of the Prepotto Civil Protection team. A role that she had also been assigned to her due to her vast experience in the police: she was an assistant chief of police at the Cividale police station.
He lived in Udine. Condolences and maximum closeness were expressed by the governor of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Massimiliano Fedriga, and by the deputy governor with responsibility for Civil Protection, Riccardo Riccardi, who reached the accident site together with the mayor of Prepotto, Mariaclara Forti, to testify their proximity to the relatives of the victim, to the municipal administration and to colleagues of the municipal group of civil protection.
The woman leaves her husband and daughter. She had been awarded the knighthood in 2021 for her constant commitment within the Civil Protection. (HANDLE).