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Power plant explosion kills four in Italy


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Giorgia Meloni, the Italian prime minister, said on social media that she was “following with apprehension the terrible news regarding the explosion”.

Enel Green Power, the renewables unit of energy giant Enel that operates the plant, said it was co-ordinating with authorities. It said that “a fire affected one of the two groups of the Bargi plant”.

The company added that “following investigations, the dam basin of the Bargi plant was not damaged and is safe”.

Production was halted, but there was no impact on energy supply, it said, adding: “The company informs that it is continuing to operate in line with all the necessary safety measures as per internal procedures to guarantee the evacuation of its staff.”

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