Video: Tornado Hits ILVA Steel Works in Taranto

As if a possible closure leaving 20,000 families without an income were not enough, the controversial ILVA steelworks in Taranto, Italy was struck by a major tornado today, as these videos show.

According to Italian media reports, the whirlwind may have claimed 3 lives, injured 20, damaged Taranto and sections of the ILVA steel plant.

Six of those slightly injured were children in a local primary school.

Here is a video showing the tornado hitting Taranto:

YouTube Preview Image

Video by Daniele Carbotti.

Here is another video of the Taranto Tornado:

YouTube Preview Image

This is where Taranto is in Italy:

Italia

The situation is now under control.

Help keep Italy Chronicles running by becoming a paying subscriber for under €7.00 ($9.99) a year. Click on green button to sign up.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>