The gas exploded in a residential five-story “panel” in the capital of Siberia, reported in the head office of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Novosibirsk region. As a result of the emergency, a fire broke out with an area of 300 square meters.
As a result of the explosion, a whole entrance of a five-story building on Lineinaya Street collapsed. At the site of the explosion, the personnel of the Russian Emergencies Ministry consisting of 197 people and 61 units of special equipment, as well as emergency services, are working. 50 people were evacuated from the building.
“Preliminarily, the fire area is 300 square meters. 50 people were evacuated from the house,” the ministry said in a statement.
According to the governor of the Novosibirsk region Andrey Travnikov, as a result of the emergency, there were victims, and at least one death was also reported. The rest of the information is being specified.
The signal about the gas explosion was received at 03:43 Moscow time. At the moment, rescuers are busy extinguishing burning apartments, clearing rubble and checking nearby apartments.