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Italian man buried under thousands of cheese wheels

A heartbreaking incident unfolded in Italy’s Lombardy region, when 74-year-old Giacomo Chiapparini tragically lost his life under a massive pile of cheese wheels. The devastating accident occurred when a shelf in their warehouse collapsed, causing a domino effect that sent thousands of wheels of Grana Padano cheese, each weighing around 40kg (84lb), to fall.

Firefighter Antonion Dusi, who was part of the rescue efforts, revealed that it took 12 hours to locate Mr Chiapparini’s body among the ruins of wheels of cheese. The collapse sent some wheels plummeting about 10 m (33 ft), while the sound of the crash echoed through the city like thunder, leaving residents in shock and disbelief.

The economic ramifications of the tragedy have been estimated at €7m (£6m), making it a devastating blow to the local community and the cheese industry.

Neighbors described Mr. Chiapparini as a kind and generous person, who had suffered a heartbreaking loss decades ago when he lost a son. The sudden and tragic loss of a beloved member of the community has left everyone grieving.

The warehouse in Romano di Lombardia, located about 50 km (31 miles) east of Milan, contained a large stockpile of 25,000 wheels of Grana Padano, a hard cheese similar to Parmesan, and loved by many in Italy for its flavor delicious

The accident has sent shockwaves through the city, with everyone struggling to comprehend the immense loss and economic impact on the local cheese industry. As the community mourns, they gather to remember and celebrate the life of Giacomo Chiapparini, a man known for his kindness, generosity and love of cheese.

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