Street lights have been turned off in a Sicilian town after local authorities failed to pay a million-euro bill for power supplies, Italian news websites reported on Tuesday.
Local residents of Monreale near Palermo — a popular tourist destination because of its famous Norman cathedral — have been forced to use flashlights in the evenings and some are warning of the risk of a spike in crime.
A local transport company also on Tuesday requested the seizure of property worth 600,000 euros ($786,000) belonging to the Monreale commune to honour another debt.Read it at Raw Story
Street lights turned off as Italian town fails to pay bills
by Agence France-Presse
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