The five Kosovo citizens who desperately tried to save - by diving into the canal - the four boys involved in the tragic 14 road accident in July on the outskirts of Jesolo, were honored with honorary citizenship.
Laurat Hoti, Florim Bytici, Burim Kuci, Ilir Lekaj and Lulzim Bytici, all among the 30 and the 40 years, had disappeared into thin air after attempting the rescue. They were not looking for honors or thanks, only sure that they had done their duty and what they felt inside their hearts: they entered the water, immersed themselves and with an enormous effort extracted three of the bodies, unfortunately now lifeless.
"Anyone would have done the same. At that moment you don't think, you throw yourself ... we just hoped we could save them."- declared one of the five a few days later at"Corriere del Veneto"
They were then traced - as reported by Il Mattino di Padova - by the mayor of Musile, Silvia Susanna, who thought of an important recognition also in agreement with the other mayors of San Donà and Jesolo. And Musile's honorary citizenship seemed the most appropriate choice, since most of the boys involved were from Musile and the funeral was celebrated at Musile.
It took only a few moments. Una Golf started a risky overtaking in the night, touching the Ford Fiesta on which the five Musile boys were traveling and ending up in a canal.
The impact was terrible, so strong that it took the lives of the other boys on board: Eleonora Frosson, Leonardo Girardi and Giovanni Mattiuzzo were extracted from the plates immediately after Giorgia (the only survivor) from the 5 Kosovars, but for them they did not there was nothing left to do; the body of Riccardo Laugeni, sitting behind the wheel, was instead recovered only thanks to the crane truck of the fire brigade.
The manager, a Romanian citizen of 27 years and in Italy by the 2012, was later stopped by the Police thanks to the report of another motorist.