Dei 12 italiani presenti nel locale - 11 a cena più lo chef - 9 sono stati uccisi. La Farnesina ha confermato i loro nomi nel primo pomeriggio. Sono Adele Puglisi, Marco Tondat, Claudia Maria D'Antona, Nadia Benedetti, Vincenzo D'Allestro, Maria Rivoli, Cristian Rossi, Claudio Cappelli e Simona Monti.
«Al momento dell’attacco - ha raccontato all’ANSA - mi ero allontanato per rispondere ad una telefonata. Eravamo tre al mio tavolo, mentre altri sette italiani sedevano a poca distanza da noi. Resomi conto dell’irruzione nel locale del commando, ho trovato rifugio dietro un albero e poi - ha aggiunto - mi sono precipitato fuori».
"At the moment of the attack I had walked away to answer a phone call. There were three of us at our table, while seven more Italians sat at a short distance from us. As I realized that the commando had broken in the premises, I took refuge behind a tree and then I rushed outside".
«Ho visto là dei cadaveri ridotti in condizioni pietose - ha ancora detto - per i colpi ricevuti anche con armi da taglio. Ma quello di mia moglie no. Forse non ha sofferto. Forse è morta colpita da un unico proiettile che l’ha stroncata».
"There I saw the bodies reduced to pitiful conditions because of the blows given also with bladed weapons. But not my wife's body. Perhaps she didn't suffer. Perhaps she died hit by a single bullet which struck her down."
“La verità è che mi sento in colpa, perché Claudia non c’è più e io invece adesso sono qui. L’ho lasciata nel ristorante da sola…”. Gian Galeazzo Boschetti, l’unico sopravvissuto alla strage di Dacca, ora racconta in lacrime: “In giardino c’erano due ragazze insieme a me – racconta Gianni -. Non so di che nazionalità fossero, ma i terroristi le hanno viste e le hanno portate a forza dentro il locale. Io invece ero finito nell’ombra di un cespuglio e là sono rimasto tutta la notte. Terrorizzato”. “Quando è finito tutto... ho fatto il giro degli ospedali sperando di ritrovare Claudia viva. Ma non c’era da nessuna parte. Non si trovava. Finché ci hanno chiamato dall’obitorio dell’ospedale militare. È lì che l’ho rivista per il riconoscimento. E ora mi sento in colpa”.
"The truth is that I feel guilty because Claudia is no more, but I'm still here. I left the restaurant alone ... ". Gian Galeazzo Boschetti, the only survivor [nope] of the massacre of Dhaka, now tells in tears: "In the garden there were two girls with me. I do not know what nationality they were, but the terrorists saw them and took them by force inside the room. I ended in the shadow of a bush and I stayed there all night. Terrified. When it was all over I made the rounds of hospitals hoping to find Claudia alive . But she was nowhere. She couldn't be found. Until they called from the morgue of the military hospital. That's where I saw her for the identification. And now I feel guilty. "
You hid behind some bushes near the Holey; but could you see the inside?
"I could see only part of the restaurant and the movements of the terrorists who went back and forth, but not the area with my wife and the other hostages. They had pushed them from the garden tables inside with taunting screams. The last time I heard the voice of my wife was when she shouted my name from inside the cafe'. I was not hiding when I noticed two of the terrorists behind me, and I do not know why they did not see me. But at that moment I only thought of saving my life.
Tell us of those hours, a whole night you spent hiding in terror.
"A horrible thing, with the heart pounding with fear and concern about what was happening inside, with the distressing feeling of not seeing my wife, especially when they turned off all the lights. I did not dare go out because the terrorists always watched out the windows, but as dawn was about to break I decided to move and went unseen to the exit gate. "
Wasn't there chaos and police vans outside the fence of the restaurant?
"Not at all. The first intervention was outside, then the officers withdrew after killing two and wounding several. Then only silence. And from time to time a discharge of rifle... I lay three hours without moving a muscle until I had cramps and moved."
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