Gas explodes in apartment building in Nizhny Novgorod region

Gas explodes in apartment building in Nizhny Novgorod region

A gas cylinder exploded in an apartment in a residential building in the village of Filinskoye, Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Russian Emergencies Ministry press service said.

"At 23:56 Moscow time, information was received about an air-gas mixture explosion in a residential building with collapse of structures in the Filinskoye village, Nizhny Novgorod Region," the press service said.

The gas cylinder exploded in an apartment on the ground floor of a two-story two entrance brick residential building. Both floors have collapsed above the entrances. 

"According to preliminary data, seven people were injured, one of them died, three people were hospitalized, three people were treated at the scene," TASS cited the report as saying.

According to the Emergencies Ministry a total of 12 people lived in the house. Currently, as the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported, a temporary accommodation center for 50 people has been set up for residents of the house at the local hospital. Hot meals have also been made available.

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