An Italian public prosecutor has impounded 4 B1 Centauro tank destroyers, one among which is suspected of firing its gun within the route of a farm and killing a number of hens with a direct hit.
The incident occurred throughout an evening coaching train within the northern Italian province of Pordenone, native media reported. The stray shell landed instantly on a henhouse at a farm within the Vivaro municipality, killing some animals and partially collapsing the shed.
The unfortunate shot apparently got here from one of many wheeled army autos belonging to the ‘Pozzuolo del Friuli’ Cavalry Brigade, which took half in an evening train on the close by Cellina-Meduna capturing vary. The crew of the B1 Centauro for some purpose turned its high-caliber gun – which is designed to pierce the armor of tanks and comparable targets – away from the supposed goal space and in direction of the farm situated on the outskirts of the city of Vivaro. In accordance with a military assertion, the placement in query was evacuated earlier than the maneuvers started.
Homeowners of the farm found the harm within the morning after the train. After a police report concerning the incident, the provincial public prosecutor ordered 4 tank destroyers impounded pending an investigation.
The Italian army confirmed that one thing on the coaching train went unsuitable and mentioned they have been conducting an inner probe of their very own, pledging to cooperate with the civilian authorities.
Evidently, the “Bloodbath of rooster in Pordenone”, as some shops referred to as it, made the Italian military goal of some mockery on social media.
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