After a gas explosion, four-storey buildings collapsed in Sicily and left twelve people dead

Twelve people are feared dead, including three children, after a four-storey building collapsed in the Sicilian town of Ravanusa following a gas explosion. 

According to ANSA, the fire started when a natural gas pipeline exploded near Agrigento in the small town of 11,000, a city known for its Greek temples.

After putting out the flames, firefighters began digging into the rubble in search of the lost.

ANSA reported that at most, two more buildings were damaged in the city’s centre.

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A general view of the scene where a four-storey building collapsed following a gas explosion, in Ravanusa, Italy, December 12

General view of scene in Ravanusa (Italy), December 12, 2012.