A gas explosion in a residential area of Rosario, the third-largest city in Argentina, occurred on August 6, 2013. It was caused by a large gas leak; a nearby building collapsed, and others had a high risk of structural failure. Twenty-two people died, and sixty were injured. Several organizations helped secure the area, search for survivors and aid people who lost their homes. Shortly after the explosion, the time frame for reconstruction was estimated at six months.
The provincial judiciary, headed by judges Juan Carlos Curto, Javier Beltramone and Patricia Bilotta, launched an investigation of the cause of the explosion. Primary suspects were Litoral Gas (the natural-gas provider) and an employee who did maintenance work at the building that day. Several public figures sent condolences, and most candidates for the 2013 primary elections suspended their political campaigns.
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