Residential building exploded near Chelyabinsk


A gas explosion happened in a residential building in the Chelyabinsk region.

The incident occurred in a 3-storey house in the village of Kuznetsk. According to preliminary data of the Regional Emergency Centre, a gas tank exploded in the kitchen of an apartment on the top floor.

Rescuers and several ambulances are working on the site. Five patients with burns of varying severity were hospitalized.

As reported by TASS with reference to the senior assistant of the head of the regional branch of Russia’s Investigation Committee Vladimir Shishkov, an inspection was started on the fact of the explosion, the results of which will be followed by a procedural decision.