Milan, kindergarten closed due to flooding: the 180 children of via Pezzi sent home

Milan, kindergarten closed due to flooding: the 180 children of via Pezzi sent home
Milan, kindergarten closed due to flooding: the 180 children of via Pezzi sent home

One more day at home for the little ones of the nursery school in via Pezzi in Milan, closed on Monday due to a flood. The children will be able to return tomorrow. Upon arrival at the school early Monday morning, the staff found themselves in front of the water that ran down the stairwell and had flooded part of the building. So, after giving the alarm, those present proceeded to warn or send back the 180 little pupils of the kindergarten in via Pezzi, behind Parco Ravizza, who were beginning to arrive. It was not the rains on Sunday that caused the flooding, but the rupture of a valve in the fire extinguishing system on the first floor, which blew up causing a large leak of water. In addition to the flooding, there was a partial collapse of the plasterboard ceiling of the school canteen, which fell because it was impregnated with water.

The intervention to be carried out, therefore the replacement of the valve, is simple and inexpensive, but requires the verification of the electrical system and the subsequent check on the restoration of the functionality of the fire extinguishing system by the firefighters, who intervened at school yesterday morning together with the company appointed by the Municipality. The kindergarten, therefore, remains closed even today and the children will be able to return only on Wednesday.

At the moment the false ceilings that had given way because they were weighed down by the water have been dismantled and will be relocated in a few weeks, when the walls are completely dry. Obviously, the surgery will be performed in the afternoon or during the weekend, so as not to hinder the children’s activities. However, protests are not lacking. “The only indispensable vaccine is that of safety. An unprecedented extraordinary plan is needed to repair the immense municipal school patrimony. No silence is acceptable when it comes to safety” write the delegates of the Italian Union of the Municipality, who renew the ” invitation to the strike of the staff of the childcare services set for 11 October by Usb PI, Diccap, Sial / Cobas, Slai / Cobas and Usi.

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