Moscow [Russia]November 19 (ANI): A gas cylinder exploded on Saturday in a five-story house in the Tymovskoye settlement on Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East, killing nine people, Russian news agency TASS reported.
The explosion occurred around 5:03 am Moscow time, killing 4 of the 9 children.
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Citing local authorities, TASS reported that four children were among the dead.
“Now the death toll has risen to nine, four of them children. It’s getting dark here, but rescue efforts continue into the night,” Sakhalin’s regional governor Valery Limarenko said on Saturday. wrote on his Telegram channel.
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Several more remained under the rubble of the apartment building, emergency services said.
Emergency responders reported several people were still buried under the rubble of the apartment complex.
“Several people remain under the rubble. Efforts are now continuing to remove the collapsed structure,” emergency services reported to TASS.
Of particular note is that the 80-unit five-story building was built in 1980. It is not connected to a centralized infrastructure for gas supply and underwent a major renovation in 2016. Temporary shelters have been set up for residents affected by the massive explosion. You can find mattresses, hot meals and other essentials. (Ani)
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