One killed, four injured as a result of gas explosion in residential building in Russia

One killed, four injured as a result of gas explosion in residential building in Russia
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  • calendar-gray 04 April 2020

A five-storey apartment building in the Moscow Region municipality of Orekhovo-Zuyevo suffered a partial collapse Saturday in an apparent gas explosion, Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations says, APA's Moscow correspondent reports.

A motorist driving in the area appeared to have filmed the situation on the scene just moments after the explosion. A second video showed the explosion's aftermath, with a chunk of the brick building seemingly ripped apart, its third, fourth and fifth floors totally destroyed.

​Moscow Region governor Andrei Vorobyov has announced that he has taken personal command of the emergency response, with the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations chief also sent to the scene.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations has confirmed that one person was killed in the blast. 200 people are said to have been evacuated from the area.

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