UNIBO experts analyse remains of the Bologna massacre
Researchers at University of Bologna are searching for new finds among the remains of the explosion that devastated Bologna railway station on 2 August 1980, killing 85 people and injuring more than 200.
The analysis, ordered by the Court of Assizes of Bologna, started last 18 July and will be carried out by professors, students and graduates of the UNIBO master’s course in Forensic Chemical and Chemical-Toxicological Analyses, who will search for new evidence related to the explosive and the device used.
The team is led by Danilo Coppe, appointed by the Court of Assizes, a professor of the UNIBO master’s course, together with Stefano Girotti, analytical chemist and director of the master’s course.
The analysis, entrusted to UNIBO experts in the context of the ongoing trial, will be carried out in the area of Prati di Caprara, where the materials recovered from the explosion are stored.
“The first phase of the work will continue for at least two or three weeks”, explained professor Girotti, “and then we will decide whether further analysis is needed. Finding traces of the device will not be easy, given the many years since the explosion, but it is not impossible: we hope to be able to find new useful data”.