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:
Video by Daniele Carbotti.
Here is another video of the Taranto Tornado:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzb7CXokqFU
This is where Taranto is in Italy:
The situation is now under control.