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3 Italian dancers die in car crash in Saudi Arabia

Vehicles fell into gully while on desert excusion

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Three Italian dancers and another person died in a car crash in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, sources said Monday.
    The victims were named as Antonio Caggianelli from Bisceglie near Bari in Puglia, Giampiero Giarri from Tivoli near Rome and Nicolas Esposto, an Agrigento man of French origin.
    They were all in their early 30s.
    The three were with a 10-strong all-Italian dance troupe in the Arab country to help inaugurate a theatre.
    Sunday was their day off and they decided to go for an excursion in the desert.
    For reasons as yet unknown their vehicles crashed into a gully and overturned, crushing them to death, along with the unnamed fourth victim.
    Another three people were involved in the accident.
    One is in serious condition while the other two were unhurt.
    The Italian foreign ministry got in touch with the victims' families, who flew to Saudi Arabia to identify them.
    photo: Esposto (ANSA).


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