“Stay indoors and away from windows”

PALERMO –Until 8.30 am tomorrow morning, the population is invited to stay inside buildings, possibly away from windows and on floors not under the roof“.

It is the appeal that the Municipality of Palermo launched the citizenship regarding the “possibility of falling to the ground of medium-sized debris” of the Chinese Long Gear 5B rocket, in uncontrolled re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.

Therefore, the alert remains in force on our Island, inserted by the National civil protection in the map of the areas of the country at risk. The Municipality of Palermo also specifies that the danger remains low, but it should not be underestimated anyway.

In the unlikely event of debris falling, please keep a distance of at least 20 meters, alerting the single emergency number 112“, Underlines the note from the administration.

In the last hours, meanwhile, the margin of uncertainty was reduced to 3 hours for the return of the second stage of the Chinese rocket. Based on the data disclosed so far, the impact in the atmosphere could occur in the early morning tomorrow.

Photo source: Civil protection

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