Enrico donned his safety helmet and entered the tube, and the rolling commenced.
Unfortunately, the helmet precaution was ineffective. The tube broke into several heavy pieces and crushed the boy's torso. Italian paramedics rushed to the scene and arrived an hour later, but it was too late. Enrico died soon after in a nearby hospital.
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