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Number of wounded in Russia’s Far East house gas explosion rises to 10

May 12, 2014, 8:34 UTC+3 KHABAROVSK
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KHABAROVSK, May 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Nine people have been injured in a household gas explosion that triggered a fire at a five-story residential house in the Russian Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk. They were taken to territorial hospital number two and hospital number ten, the emergency situation department in Khabarovsk Territory said.

“The household gas explosion that triggered a fire damaged four flats on the first floor and two flats on the second floor at a residential house at 14-a, Professor Danilovsky Street. The open fire was put out at 1.00pm local time at the residential house,” the Khabarovsk territorial emergency situation department said.

Eyewitnesses of the gas blast said that the explosion went off in a flat on the first floor. The eyewitness said that a fitter with an angle grinder was working at the entrance right before the blast.

The Khabarovsk territorial police department stated earlier that a district police officer from the 11th city police station who was among the first to come to the incident site was injured. A policeman has got hand burns and light concussion.

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