A man from Senegal was killed in an overnight fire at a shanty town mostly inhabited by irregular migrant workers and refugees. This is not the first time this area in southern Italy saw a destructive blaze.
A man died in a fire that broke out in the infamous San Ferdinando migrant shanty town in southern Italy late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The fire destroyed about ten shacks, and the deceased victim was found inside a caravan. The Italian national fire department tweeted that his body was discovered after the fire was put out.Italian public television RAI identified the victim as Moussa Ba, a 29-year-old from Senegal. Police say the blaze was likely an accident and was likely started to keep people warm before it went out of control, due to the flammable materials used to build the shelters.