ANSA, the Italian wire service, reported yesterday that two Romani girls ages four and eight and their 20-year-old sister died early yesterday morning during an arson attack in Rome, Italy. The assailant's identity has not yet been ascertained.
Somebody threw a Molotov cocktail at the caravan where the 11-member family, originally from Bosnia, were sleeping. The arson attack happened yesterday just before 3:30 AM in the parking lot of the Primavera shopping center.
Sisters Angelica, Elisabeth and Francesca were asleep in the uppermost sleeping compartment of the caravan and could not be rescued from the flames in time.