The news agency ANSA says three bodies have been located in the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Italy.

ANSA said the bodies are those of an Italian-Dutch couple and their child who had been staying in a residential building in the historic center of the town of Conversano that collapsed Thursday morning following an explosion caused by a gas leak.

At least 10 people in surrounding buildings were slightly injured, including one child.

Conversano Mayor Giuseppe Lovascio told Sky 24 Italian television earlier that an Italian-Dutch family had arrived from the Netherlands two days ago for vacation.

A second building that collapsed was not occupied.

Conversano is located south of the city of Bari in the Apulia region, which forms the heel of the Italian boot.