Russian, Austrian scientists create nano lightbulb breakthroughScience & Space August 22, 14:33
Russian telecom operator vows to introduce secure internet for defense plantsBusiness & Economy August 22, 14:24
Putin praises Army-2017 international military forumMilitary & Defense August 22, 14:15
Belarus invites Ukraine and NATO to monitor West-2017 military drillsMilitary & Defense August 22, 13:55
Russia may develop seven-tonne remote-controlled convertiplaneMilitary & Defense August 22, 13:53
Deliveries of Mi-28NM helicopters may start in 2018Military & Defense August 22, 13:39
Press review: US Embassy's seismic visa shift and Iraq mops up Islamic StatePress Review August 22, 13:00
Russia to grant $700 mln loan to BelarusBusiness & Economy August 22, 12:58
Russia’s Aerospace Force to get eight Mi-28UB helicopters by year-endMilitary & Defense August 22, 12:44
MURMANSK, August 05. /ITAR-TASS/. There was a household gas explosion in a five-storey apartment building in the city of Murmansk, northwest of Russia, early on Tuesday.“Preliminary reports suggest that the fourth and fifth floors were damaged,” the police said.
Emergency services, specialists with a sniffer dog were dispatched to the scene: eyewitnesses said that people were under the debris.
Later, the rescuers discovered the body of a man injured by the explosion. According to the local office of the Emergencies Ministry, the injured had his legs stuck under the debris. He then was taken out and rushed to hospital. The man was alert.
The explosion occurred on Tuesday on 65 Nevsky Street. The fourth and the fifth floors partly collapsed. According to preliminary reports, three apartments have been destroyed. The situation is complicated because the house is quite old: it was built in the 1950s. The emergency occurred early in the morning, while the residents were asleep. The emergency call was registered at 06:46 local time.
The people who were in the house have been evacuated, and psychologists are currently providing aid.