Footage of blaze at Italy meat factory falsely shared as 'chemical plant fire'

Published on 10/03/2023 at 11:01

Footage of smoke billowing from a meat factory in northeast Italy has been viewed tens of thousands of times in social media posts falsely claiming it shows a fire at a chemical plant. While the blaze that ripped through the cured meat factory in the city of Verona sparked concerns about the impact on local residents' health, authorities said that air quality analysis indicated there was no risk to the population.