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Two people seriously injured in gas explosion in St Petersburg

December 14, 2012, 13:37 UTC+3
An inquiry into the accident is launched
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ST. PETERSBURG, December 14 (Itar-Tass) —— Two people were injured in a gas explosion in St. Petersburg on Friday. They were taken to hospital.

The incident occurred near a building at Rustaveli Street at about 11:20 Moscow time during pipe replacement work. A gas bottle exploded in a ditch. The blast left one worker without a hand and another with back and lung injuries, a source at the Investigative Committee's Petersburg department told Itar-Tass.

An inquiry into the accident is launched.


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