At least five people were killed in a gas explosion in a residential building in Novosibirsk. Nine more were seriously injured, Telegram channel 112 reports.
According to media reports, rescuers found the bodies of a man about 50 years old and a woman about 30 years old under the rubble. The identities of all the dead are established. Three people are now considered missing.
Earlier, the governor of the Novosibirsk region Andrei Travnikov confirmed the death of three residents. He also stressed that among the victims there are two children.
A gas explosion occurred in a five-story residential building on Lineynaya Street. After that, a fire started on an area of 300 square meters. 197 people and 61 units of special equipment were involved in the scene.