“To claim that Martinengo has never had any previous episodes leaves us really stunned, especially if the institutions say it”. He doesn’t mince words Adriana Belottiformer leader of the opposition group “Per Martinengo”, who this week wanted to speak on the homeless issue, which has become current in the city following recent news stories.
Last week, in fact, a homeless man risked losing his life in an accident that took place right in the Martinengo area. The homeless man wanted to light a fire, to cook a hot dinner with what little he had with him, and to do so he used a bottle of alcohol, which however suddenly exploded in his hand. It looks like a scene of extreme poverty, from a “shanty town” », which in the Bassa no one would ever have imagined they would have to see again. But it is instead the reality of Martinengo, as well as of many towns in the area in which the abandoned farmhouses that dot the countryside of the Bassa are increasingly occupied, illegally or not, by dozens of homeless and penniless migrants. Exactly in that same countryside the blackest misery returns to live, one step away from hunger.