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Italy: Spanish tourist killed by falling masonry in Florence's famed basilica02:26

Italy: Spanish tourist killed by falling masonry in Florence's famed basilica

Italy, Florence
October 20, 2017 at 08:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Journalist : "Did you hear anything about what happened in Santa Croce?"

Vendor: "We heard that a Spanish man died."

Journalist: "Should people be worried about the security of the area and the Church?"

Vendor: "I don't think so, it never happened before, but for sure they should check better inside."

Journalist: "Were tourists worried or curious about what happened?"

Vendor: "Not really a part from those who were here in front, the rest just kept quiet as usual."

A 52-year-old tourist from Spain was killed by falling masonry inside one of Italy's most famous cathedrals, the Santa Croce Basilica, Thursday.

The victim was visiting the church with his wife when a piece of 15x15cm (6x6in) decorative stone, reportedly fell from a height of 20 metres (66ft).

The deadly incident occurred inside the church near the tombs of sculptor Michelangelo, polymath Galileo Galilei and political scientist Niccolo Machiavelli.

A police investigation is currently underway with the church remaining closed to visitors.

Periodista : "¿Escuchaste algo sobre lo que sucedió en Santa Croce?"

Vendedor: “Hemos oído que se ha muerto un español”

Periodista : "¿Deberían las personas preocuparse por la seguridad del área y de la iglesia?"

Vendedor: "No lo creo, nunca sucedió antes, pero seguro que deberían revisar mejor el interior”

Periodista : “¿Estaban los turistas preocupados o hacían preguntas sobre lo que había pasado?”

Vendedor: “La verdad que no, aparte de los que estaban aquí en frente, el resto simplemente estuvieron a su aire como siempre”

Un turista español de 52 años de edad murió el jueves al caerle encima un fragmento de mampostería dentro de una de las catedrales más famosas de Italia, la Basílica de la Santa Cruz.

La víctima estaba visitando la iglesia con su esposa cuando una pieza de piedra decorativa de unos 15x15cm cayó desde una altura de 20 metros.

El incidente mortal ocurrió dentro de la iglesia, cerca de las tumbas del escultor Miguel Ángel, el científico Galileo Galilei y el politólogo Nicolás Maquiavello.

Actualmente se está llevando a cabo una investigación policial y la iglesia permanece cerrada a los visitantes.

Italy: Spanish tourist killed by falling masonry in Florence's famed basilica02:26
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Journalist : "Did you hear anything about what happened in Santa Croce?"

Vendor: "We heard that a Spanish man died."

Journalist: "Should people be worried about the security of the area and the Church?"

Vendor: "I don't think so, it never happened before, but for sure they should check better inside."

Journalist: "Were tourists worried or curious about what happened?"

Vendor: "Not really a part from those who were here in front, the rest just kept quiet as usual."

A 52-year-old tourist from Spain was killed by falling masonry inside one of Italy's most famous cathedrals, the Santa Croce Basilica, Thursday.

The victim was visiting the church with his wife when a piece of 15x15cm (6x6in) decorative stone, reportedly fell from a height of 20 metres (66ft).

The deadly incident occurred inside the church near the tombs of sculptor Michelangelo, polymath Galileo Galilei and political scientist Niccolo Machiavelli.

A police investigation is currently underway with the church remaining closed to visitors.

Periodista : "¿Escuchaste algo sobre lo que sucedió en Santa Croce?"

Vendedor: “Hemos oído que se ha muerto un español”

Periodista : "¿Deberían las personas preocuparse por la seguridad del área y de la iglesia?"

Vendedor: "No lo creo, nunca sucedió antes, pero seguro que deberían revisar mejor el interior”

Periodista : “¿Estaban los turistas preocupados o hacían preguntas sobre lo que había pasado?”

Vendedor: “La verdad que no, aparte de los que estaban aquí en frente, el resto simplemente estuvieron a su aire como siempre”

Un turista español de 52 años de edad murió el jueves al caerle encima un fragmento de mampostería dentro de una de las catedrales más famosas de Italia, la Basílica de la Santa Cruz.

La víctima estaba visitando la iglesia con su esposa cuando una pieza de piedra decorativa de unos 15x15cm cayó desde una altura de 20 metros.

El incidente mortal ocurrió dentro de la iglesia, cerca de las tumbas del escultor Miguel Ángel, el científico Galileo Galilei y el politólogo Nicolás Maquiavello.

Actualmente se está llevando a cabo una investigación policial y la iglesia permanece cerrada a los visitantes.

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