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Turin blasts injures 13, woman in serious condition

Gas leak suspected

10 March, 10:36
Turin blasts injures 13, woman in serious condition (ANSA) - Turin, March 10 - A blast in a Turin apartment building injured 13 people, including a 37-year-old woman, Giuseppina Parrinello, who is in a serious condition in hospital.

Parrinello is the mother of two children, including a 14-year-old, who were dragged out of the wreckage after the explosion.

The authorities have evacuated 48 apartments in the area after the blast, which may have been caused by a gas leak.

"We are committed to finding accommodation by the end of the day for all the families who have been evacuated from their homes," Turin Mayor Piero Fassino said after visiting the site of the explosion. "We'll do our best to make sure the damaged apartments are restored as soon as possible. We are waiting for a report by experts on the causes of the explosion".