MOSCOW, May 16. /TASS/. A gas explosion in a residential house in southwestern Russia’s Volgograd has killed at least two people and injured another five, the emergency medicine center told TASS on Tuesday.
The explosion occurred in the four-storey building when "gas services were working there," the emergencies ministry’s local department said. One entrance of the house was destroyed.
According to preliminary reports, the blast was caused by a natural gas leak during repair works, a source told TASS.
Firefighters and rescuers are working at the scene. Some 10 apartments have been destroyed, the emergencies services said.