Italian police probe fireworks at funeral

Palermo (Italy), Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Police are probing mourners who tried to let off fireworks during the funeral of a mafia boss’s brother-in-law, reports said Monday.

The mourners tried to stage the firework display as Antonino Cina’s coffin left the church in Palermo’s Kalsa district, Il Giornale di Sicilia daily reported.

The paper said stores were shuttered in Kalsa and white doves were released for the funeral of Cina, the late brother-in-law of mafia boss Luigi Abbate, known as “Gino the machine-gun”.

Police had been unable to stop the funeral from going ahead as Cina had no mafia convictions.

–IANS/AKI

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