There should be nothing – and no one – within a radius of 200 metres. But I made the mistake of leaving the video camera only 50 metres away to get a better shot of the explosion. On top, I placed the directional microphone that I would later find on the ground, smashed by the shock wave. That’s the effect of the “spread bomb”, this year’s trending firework in the markets of Naples and thereabouts. It’s available under various names in a range of shapes and sizes but the fire power remains pretty much the same – the equivalent of ten large homemade bangers.
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