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3 Italian firefighters killed in building explosion

MILAN — Three Italian firefighters have been killed overnight in an explosion in a building in the northwestern region of Piedmont.

Sky TG24 reported that the firefighters were responding to a report of an explosion in a disused section of a farm building in Alessandria province when a second, stronger explosion occurred early Tuesday.

The news agency ANSA said authorities are investigating whether the explosion was deliberate.

One of the dead was buried under rubble, the body only recovered after hours of digging.

The Associated Press

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