After the gas explosion in a residential building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk is looking for a large number of rescuers in the rubble for Missing people. Until Monday at noon local time, the authorities spoke of three dead. Ten people were injured have been rescued. A further 16 had to leave the ruins unharmed.

Nevertheless, the fate of Dozens of residents of the large building remained open. The Deputy Governor of the Chelyabinsk region, Oleg Klimov, called a number of 79 missing villagers, as the Agency reported to Interfax.

A sign of the seriousness of the situation was that President Vladimir Putin after the Kremlin was informed of the information immediately about the accident in the mining and smelting city, 1400 kilometers East of Moscow. Civil protection Minister Yevgeny Sinitschew and health Minister Olga Skvortsova flew on the orders of Putin in the city in the Urals. In Magnitogorsk the event of a disaster.

Collapsed housing in Magnitogorsk

At the scene of the incident 470 man tried with 70 excavators and vehicles, to search the debris. Severe Frost of minus 17 degrees made the work, – said the representatives of the authorities.

The gas explosion occurred around 4 PM local time. In the huge house one of the twelve entrances collapsed. Vice-Governor Klimov said, in 48 of the destroyed homes had been officially 110 people reported.

In Russian homes, it always comes back to gas explosions because the systems are not regularly maintained.

In November of last year, collapsed in the town of Izhevsk after a heavy Explosion on the third floor of a nine storey residential block and buried several people. Two years ago was collapsed in Yaroslavl to the North of Moscow, a five-storey residential building. Among the seven dead were two children. Apparently Gas from a broken pipe was. In 2012, a nine storey residential block of Astrakhan collapsed after an Explosion in a store on the ground floor there had been a gas explosion. Five residents of the house were killed.


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