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One dead, several injured during Italy Euro 2020 celebrations

/ 08:37 PM July 12, 2021
Italy Euro 2020 celebration

Football – Euro 2020 – Final – Fans gather for Italy v England – London, Britain – July 12, 2021 Italy fans celebrate after winning the Euro 2020 REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

ROME – One person died and several were injured during sometimes wild celebrations in Italy after its football team’s triumph over England in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final.

A 22-year-old man died in a car crash in Caltagirone, in Sicily, as he was rushing to the town center to join victory festivities, police said.

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In the financial capital Milan, 15 people were hurt, three seriously, in rowdy, post-match partying. One of them lost three fingers when a firework exploded in his hand.

In a town near the southern city of Foggia, police believe a hitman took advantage of the chaos in the streets to settle a score, shooting dead his target in the crowd before escaping on a motorbike.

The victim’s six-year-old niece was also wounded in the attack and was in a “very serious” condition, media said.

Italy won the championship in London for the first time since 1968, with a 3-2 penalty shootout win after the teams had fought out a 1-1 extra-time draw.

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