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Russia: At least five dead in gas explosion in Khabarovsk02:06

Russia: At least five dead in gas explosion in Khabarovsk

Russian Federation, Korfovskiy
October 30, 2015 at 00:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least five people including a child were found dead after a gas explosion which destroyed a three-storey building in the Russian village of Korfovskiy, in the Khabarovsk region, Thursday. Head of the EMERCOM department in Khabarovsk Mikhail Tashmatov confirmed that two other people were rescued and transported to the hospital.

"Two people were transported to the hospital number two, both of them are alive. Information about the rest people injured is being clarified. Now we are exploring the rubbles," Tashmatov stated.

Police cordoned off the blast site and ambulances gathered near the scene of the blast alongside fire-fighting crews and rescue crews from Russia's EMERCOM agency. The rescue group includes about 30 pieces of equipment and 100 people.

A gas explosion destroyed a block of nine apartments where 16 people reportedly lived including five children.

Russia: At least five dead in gas explosion in Khabarovsk02:06
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At least five people including a child were found dead after a gas explosion which destroyed a three-storey building in the Russian village of Korfovskiy, in the Khabarovsk region, Thursday. Head of the EMERCOM department in Khabarovsk Mikhail Tashmatov confirmed that two other people were rescued and transported to the hospital.

"Two people were transported to the hospital number two, both of them are alive. Information about the rest people injured is being clarified. Now we are exploring the rubbles," Tashmatov stated.

Police cordoned off the blast site and ambulances gathered near the scene of the blast alongside fire-fighting crews and rescue crews from Russia's EMERCOM agency. The rescue group includes about 30 pieces of equipment and 100 people.

A gas explosion destroyed a block of nine apartments where 16 people reportedly lived including five children.

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