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Italian PM joins mourners at bomb victim's funeral


Italian PM joins mourners at bomb victim's funeral

Family members, friends and government ministers all turned out to pay their respects to the 16-year-old girl who died in a bomb explosion in the south of Italy on Saturday.

Melissa Bassi was in a group caught up in the blast outside a school in Brindisi. Ten others were wounded.

Prime Minister Mario Monti was among the mourners. He cut short his visit to the Nato summit in Chicago after the bombing and Sunday’s earthquake in the north of the country.

Police have questioned a number of people in connection with the case but they say that no-one has, as yet, been arrested.

Officials have played down initial suspicions of mafia involvement and the motive for the attack remains a mystery.


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