Gas explosion injures 18 in Uzbekistan

Gas explosion injures 18 in Uzbekistan
# 29 November 2021 11:43 (UTC +04:00)

A gas explosion and fire injured 18 men in a workers' dormitory in Sergeli district of the Uzbek capital, the Uzbek Emergency Ministry said on Monday, APA reports citing Xinhua.

A gas explosion occurred early in the morning and caused a fire in a dormitory where 43 workers were housed, it said.

The fire was extinguished within an hour, and all the injured were hospitalized with various degrees of burns, said the ministry, noting that no casualties were reported.

According to a preliminary investigation, the explosion was caused by the accumulation of gas in a room due to a gas pipe leak.

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