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A disaster avoided in Sicily as Reggina’s bus erupted into flames.

After losing 2-0 to arch rivals Messina in the Derby dello Stretto, Reggina was heading back to the port in order to catch a ferry to return back to the Italian mainland.

Shortly after leaving the Stadio San Filippo, the bus transporting the Reggina players and staff caught on fire and forced the team to swiftly evacuate. The city fire department quickly intervened to avoid the worst.

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DIGOS, an Italian special investigations unit is investigating the situation to ensure the was no foul play. Initial findings are pointing towards catastrophic engine failure rather than malicious intent.

Thankfully, nobody was hurt and Zeman Junior’s side will return back to Calabria.

Messina released a statement denying any involvement whatsoever in the incident shortly after.



Italian football expert and Chief-Editor of Italian Football Daily. Follow me on Twitter at @AlexMascitti

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