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Italicus: Bonaccini, ER does not forget neo-fascist attack

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(ANSA) – BOLOGNA, 04 AUGUST – “On 4 August 1974 the Italicus massacre: the Rome-Brenner train on which a bomb exploded (in the transit section in San Benedetto Val di Sambro, on the Bolognese Apennines) caused 12 deaths and 48 injuries. Among the victims was also the 24 year old Silver Sirotti from Forlì, a controller who was among the first to rescue the passengers in the stricken carriage, who died overwhelmed by the fire. The entire regional community remembers who is no longer there and is tightens to family members.

Emilia-Romagna does not forget what was once a terrorist attack of a neo-fascist matrix and of the subversive right that aimed to hit the principles of democracy and freedom, foundations of the constitutional order. Values ​​that must be defended every day. “Thus on social networks the president of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Stefano Bonaccini, recalls the attack that took place at 1.23 on 4 August 1974: the fifth carriage of the Italicus Rome-Monaco was gutted by an explosion at the exit from the long tunnel of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines The massacre was claimed by the ‘Black Order’, but was not responsible: all the accused were acquitted.

Express 1486 departed from Roma Tiburtina station at 20.35 and passed through Florence Santa Maria Novella at half past midnight, 23 minutes late: this ‘shift’ on the scheduled time prevented the bomb from exploding in Bologna station. , where the 42nd anniversary of the massacre was commemorated two days ago (2 August 1980, 85 dead and 200 injured). Ten years after the Italicus another attack inside the same tunnel, that of the rapid 904 (23 December ’84), cost the lives of 16 people, 267 injured.


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Source: Ansa

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