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Gas explosion kills eight in apartment building in southern Italy

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Gas explosion kills eight in apartment building in southern Italy

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Eight people have been killed in a gas explosion in southern Italy. The blast in the town of Foggia destroyed an apartment building.
Among those who died were a couple and their two children aged 17 and10. Rescuers searched desperately in the rubble for the 79 year-old grandfather of the two children but he was found dead several hours later.

A further nine people were injured. The tragedy has stunned the local community and brought a painful reminder of a similar incident five years ago. Sixty seven people were killed when a gas explosion demolished a large block of flats.