15 October 2012, 17:29

One dead after Yekaterinburg gas blast

One dead after Yekaterinburg gas blast

One victim of today’s natural gas explosion in a multistory housing house in Russia’s Yekaterinburg has died from injuries, the investigation committee has said.

The blast erupted on the building’s first floor and was followed by a major fire scorching the flat’s owner and three gas service workers. One of the workers later died from burns, the investigation committee’s statement said.

5 injured in Yekaterinburg gas blast 

Five people have been wounded in a natural gas explosion in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg. 

The blast occurred on the first floor of a nine-story apartment block at 1:49 a.m. Moscow time. “According to preliminary data, five people have been injured,” he said, adding residents were being evacuated from the building. The blast shattered windows in a number of flats.

Rescuers, firefighters and other first responders have arrived at the scene. Investigators are establishing the circumstances behind the incident, the source said.

Voice of Russia, RIA, TASS

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