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YEKATERINBURG, October 16 (Itar-Tass) — Criminal proceedings have been initiated over the gas blast in a Yekaterinburg house, in which one person was killed and eight were injured, an Investigative Committee official told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
"The case was opened over "causing death by negligence" and "destruction of or damage to other property by negligence," Alexander Shulga, senior aide to the director of the regional SK department, said.
The explosion occurred on the 2nd floor of a nine-storey apartment house in Yekaterinburg on October 15, as gas service personnel were repairing a leak. A preliminary report said a tenant had called the gas supply service saying he had smelt gas in his apartment.
The fatality is a gas service employee. Three persons were hospitalized with poisoning with combustion products and complex injuries. Two are in medium severity condition, and one is in serious condition. Another four were given emergency medical aid and discharged.
The investigators believe the explosion might have occurred because of careless handling of gas. An attempted suicide version is also under consideration.