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Naples prefect letter explodes, hurts staffer

Woman sustains minor burns to hands, eyebrows

31 December, 13:39
Naples prefect letter explodes, hurts staffer (ANSA) - Naples, December 31 - A letter addressed to the prefect of Naples exploded in the hands of a staffer Tuesday, leaving her with minor burns to the hands and eyebrows.

Calabrian-born Naples Prefect Francesco Musolino, 62, was appointed in November 2012 having previously served in the same post in three Calabrian cities.

He has played his part, as representative of the Rome government, in recent efforts against the local Camorra mafia, but there have been no recent reports of threats to him.