Three people were killed, and six are still missing after a gas explosion late on Saturday led to the collapse of several residential buildings in the Sicilian town of Ravanusa, Italian authorities said on Sunday.

Iran PressEurope: The explosion utterly destroyed two apartment blocks in the town of 11,000 people, and several other buildings had partially collapsed in the blast. 

Firefighters were still searching the site for survivors. 

According to Reuters, a spokesman for Italy's Civil Protection said three people had been killed; earlier, the disaster agency had said four people were killed in the blast. 


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