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Italian Bomb Blast Outside School Leaves One Dead, Five Injured

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0  Updated at 2:49 pm, May 19th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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(NEW YORK) — A bomb explosion outside a school in the south Italian city of Brinidisi left one girl dead and five injured, the BBC reports.

Students were arriving to school Saturday morning when an explosive device in a waste bin detonated around 7:45 (CEST), city mayor Mimmo Consales told reporters. No one claimed responsibility for the blast, but Consales indicated it was connected to the mafia, says the BBC.

Melissa Bassi, 16, was killed in the attack. Another 16-year-old girl, who was initially reported dead, is alive but in very serious condition. Four others are being treated for extensive burns, including one has serious chest injuries and another who may lose her legs.

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