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La donna diventa la decima persona a morire per l'esplosione degli appartamenti nel Jersey

A WOMAN has died of her injuries after a block of flats exploded in Jersey, bringing the death toll to ten.

Kathleen McGinness passed away in hospital on Christmas Day after being hurt in the blast in St Hellier earlier this month, Jersey Police confirmed.

The blast ripped through a block of flats in St Hellier, Maglia

The blast ripped through a block of flats in St Hellier, MagliaCredito: PAPÀ
Kathleen McGinness, 73, has been confirmed as the tenth person to die

Kathleen McGinness, 73, has been confirmed as the tenth person to dieCredito: PAPÀ

The suspected gas explosion ripped through the building in the island’s capital on December 10.

Ms McGinness, 73, is the tenth confirmed death due to the blast.

Police named seven of the other nine victims, while the names of two were withheld at the request of their families.

The named victims are: Derek and Sylvia Ellis, 61 e 73, Raymond ‘Raymie’ Marrone, 71, Romeu and Louise de Almeida, 67 e 64, Peter Bowler, 72, and Billy Marsden, 62.

A statement from Robin Smith, Jersey’s Chief of Police, disse: “I am in the incredibly sad position of confirming another fatality linked to Haut du Mont.

Kathleen (Kathy) McGinness, 73, who lived at Haut du Mont in an adjacent building to the one which collapsed, passed away in Jersey General Hospital on Christmas Day.

She had been admitted to hospital following the incident at Pier Road.

He confirmed that Ms McGinnessfamily were being supported by specialist officers and offered them condolences on behalf of the force.

Ha aggiunto: “This incident has been incredibly challenging for everyone involved and I would like to praise the families for their stoicism in the face of such tragic circumstances.

The island is rightly behind them and on-hand to support, but first and foremost we are there together to give them their privacy and time to grieve.

The cause of the explosion is not currently known, but Chief Officer Smith has previously said that a gas explosionlooks likely

Egli ha detto: “You look at the pictures and I’m no expert, I look to the left (the fire chief) for the expertise who can say it looks likely that that is the case.

“Ma, ovviamente, as you often hear the police service saying, we keep all our options open. That seems likely but we do not know is the simple answer.

The suspected gas explosion happened on December 10

The suspected gas explosion happened on December 10Credito: SWNS
Police Chief Robin Smith offered his condolences to Ms McGinness' family

Police Chief Robin Smith offered his condolences to Ms McGinness’ famigliaCredito: SWNS