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  • Fortune - both ill and good - comes that way.
    You rush into school with your girlfriends. You are a little late: this is a bright Saturday morning and the weekend is looming ahead. You've made it out a few minutes after the rush and life is good. Except that some dark power has placed a bomb in the rubbish bin in front of the school and that - by some critical seconds, an excess of flame retardant - it explodes just as you turn to wave your friends away. The image of that last wave, forever fixed in their eyes. If they survive.

    In memoriam Melissa Bassi, 16, killed today by a bomb in Brindisi (I) as she was going to school - her friends are still in intensive care
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