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Gas exploded in a residential building in Angarsk

Gas exploded in a residential building in Angarsk
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In the Irkutsk region there was a gas explosion in a residential building. Because of this, a five-story building caught fire in one of the micro-districts of the city of Angarsk.

According to the press service of the regional GU EMERCOM of Russia, the fire spread to 90 square. meters. Two apartments turned out to be damaged, while there were no visible damages to the supporting structures of the building.

According to the regional Ministry of Health, 12 people were injured, of which six were children. The condition of the majority is assessed as mild to moderate. Hospitalization was required for eight residents of Angarsk. One victim with burns of the upper respiratory tract in serious condition is in intensive care, his condition is assessed as serious.


According to the Interfax, the main version of what happened is the unauthorized connection of domestic gas. On the eve of the explosion, the equipment in one of the apartments blocked its supply.