Fatal apartment explosion and fire near Turin - update

Elderly apartment resident dies of burns

(ANSA) - Turin, August 12 - One person, and not two as rescuers initially thought, died Tuesday after an explosion in an apartment in the village of Rivarolo Canavese near Turin. The elderly owner of the apartment died of burns sustained in the fire that followed the explosion. An elderly female neighbor who went into cardiac arrest after the explosion was initially thought dead but was then resuscitated by rescuers, police said.
    She is still in critical condition. Investigators are trying to ascertain what caused the deadly explosion and ensuing fire.
   

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