#AceWorldNews – ITALY (Veneto) – May 29 – Thirty-eight children have been injured in a bus accident in Italy, three of whom are in a serious condition, according to La Stampa.
There were 40 boys aged 12-16 on the bus, accompanied by five leaders.
The accident took place in Belluno, in the Veneto region of northern Italy.
The driver had reportedly experienced some problems applying the brakes on the vehicle while it was en route to Lignano Sabbiadoro, Udine, also in the north.
Two helicopters and six ambulances arrived at the scene of the accident to aid with rescue operations.
CNN – RT – La Stampa
#AceWorldNews As Crimeans make their way to the polls this Sunday, another region further in the heart of Europe is also deciding its fate in a referendum: the Italian region of Veneto, which is voting on whether to break with Rome.
The independence movement insists the industrial northern region’s wealth is being drain by Rome’s mismanagement of the financial crisis.
Following in the footsteps of Scotland and Catalonia, Venice – the capital of the Italian region of Veneto – will be holding a referendum to form an independent republic.
About 3.8 million people in the region are eligible to vote in the referendum, which runs through Friday.
Leaders of the independence movement say they are not going to wait for Rome’s approval, and if the population votes in favour they will begin the separation process.
The latest polls carried out by the independence movement show that over 60 percent of the population is in favour of becoming independent.
“If there is a majority yes vote, we have scholars drawing up a declaration of independence and there are businesses in the region who say they will begin paying taxes to local authorities instead of to Rome,” Lodovico Pizzati, the spokesman for the independence movement, told the Telegraph newspaper.
Telegraph – RT – News Sources – Inter-Roma