An employee of the Ministry of Emergency Situations spoke about the first hours after the explosion of a house in Efremov

An employee of the Ministry of Emergency Situations spoke about the first hours after the explosion of a house in Efremov


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People cried and screamed when they saw the dead, and rescuers continued to rescue the living. The events after the gas explosion in a five-story building in Efremov on January 7, recalled the deputy head of the fire extinguishing service of the Tula region Umed Shirinov.

On Tuesday, there was an explosion of household gas in the first entrance of the second house on Khimiki Street in the city of Efremov, Parliamentary Newspaper wrote earlier. Eight people were injured and three were taken to the hospital. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case into the explosion.

Umedov said that his unit arrived at the scene among the first. Rescuers evacuated the woman from the apartment on the third floor. She was in bad shape. The security officer also noted that the building was not on fire, but serious damage was visible.

At the same time, in another part of the house, the driver of the Ministry of Emergency Situations vehicle, in which Shirinov’s brigade arrived, heard the man’s cries for help and informed the specialists about it. The tenant of the house was filled up with several slabs on the fourth floor.

“There was only a hydraulic tool from the equipment. It was used to relieve the pressure of the partitions that collapsed on the man. In parallel, the staff talked to him so that he would not lose consciousness. We immediately contacted the support service, as a crane was required to pick up the stove, ”quotes the deputy head of the fire extinguishing service“Tula news service“. The man was released an hour later.

Among the rescued was also a boy of six or seven years old. According to Shirinov, he was standing in a room on the top floor when the floor collapsed down. The child was not severely injured, the service staff called it a miracle.

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