A scolding "too far" to some children sparked off the punitive raid, with lots of fire and three people intoxicated [by the fumes]. It happened yesterday in Vannucci alley, in Ballarò. The carabinieri have shed light on what appeared to start with a dispute with the immigrants.
The three victims - a 44-year-old, a 37-year-old and a 27-year-old of Nigerian nationality - have been taken to the Polyclinic for assessment. One of them told the soldiers that, before this, he had rebuked children who were playing football in the square opposite his own house, driving them away. A rebuke which apparently did not go down well with the families of the children, who intervened to exact revenge.
"The children," explained the carabinieri, "returned accompanied by around twenty peopne, including parents and residents of the zone, armed with bats and bottles containing flammable liquid. Within a few seconds the attacks passed from words to action. While the three barricaded themselves in the bathroom, the group smashed in the entrance door starting a fire which in a short space of time enveloped the apartment, filling it with smoke. They succeeded in escaping through a window."Source