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Family of 3 killed in gas explosion in Poland

October 24, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police in southern Poland say three bodies have been recovered from an apartment building apparently shattered by a gas explosion.

Jacek Pytel, a police spokesman in Katowice, said Friday that rescuers have recovered the bodies of a man, a woman and a child from the rubble.

TVN24 identified the victims as their Katowice reporter, Dariusz Kmiecik, his wife Brygida Frosztega-Kmiecik, who was a state TVP journalist, and their 2-year-old son.

Five people remain hospitalized, one in serious condition with burns, following the blast in the early hours of Thursday.

Firefighters say the nature and scope of the damage suggests it was an explosion of a large amount of gas.

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