Family killed in Italy gas blast
Thursday 07 June 2012
Three bodies have been found in the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Italy, the news agency ANSA said.
The bodies are believed to be those of an Italian-Dutch couple and their child who had been staying in a residential building in the historic centre of the town of Conversano.
The building collapsed this morning after an explosion caused by a gas leak.
At least 10 people in surrounding buildings were slightly injured, including one child.
Conversano mayor Giuseppe Lovascio told Sky 24 Italian television earlier that an Italian-Dutch family had arrived from the Netherlands two days ago for a holiday.
Conversano is south of the city of Bari in the Apulia region, which forms the heel of the Italian boot.
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