A gas explosion occurred in a five-story residential building on Lineynaya Street in Novosibirsk. A person died as a result of the incident. The editors of the FAN have collected all the relevant information known at the moment.
Rescue work was organized immediately on behalf of the Governor of the Novosibirsk Region Andrei Travnikov. The head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the NSO, Viktor Orlov, and the mayor of Novosibirsk, Anatoly Lokot, took up this issue.
The head of the region also said that as a result of the emergency, an entire entrance was collapsed. Later it turned out that the second one had also collapsed. In total, 15 apartments were destroyed. Presumably, the fire was located on the third floor of a five-story building.
A gas explosion provoked a fire in an area of 300 square meters. 197 people and 61 units of special equipment were involved in its liquidation. There are also 13 ambulances on site. Assistance is provided by the Siberian Rescue Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia with teams of cynologists. Heavy equipment was brought in to clear the rubble.
The preliminary cause of the gas explosion is called a malfunction of the gas equipment. A gas leak is also being considered.
Later, the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Novosibirsk Region reported on the dead and injured. Two people were initially reported to have died in the fire. However, later it became known that the doctors literally pulled one of the victims from the next world. Seven people received injuries of varying severity and are in hospitals in the city.
Representatives of the administration of Novosibirsk arrived at the scene. According to the mayor’s office, the tenants of the five-story building will be resettled.
The Investigative Committee of Russia for the Novosibirsk Region opened a criminal case on the provision of services that do not meet safety requirements. Coordinating the actions of the department is engaged in and. O. Vitaly Zaripov, head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Novosibirsk Region. The prosecutor of the region Alexander Buchman works with him.
At the moment, rescuers continue to clear the rubble. According to preliminary data, there are people under them. One of the victims may be a child.
For residents in distress, the Ministry of Emergency Situations opened a hotline. You can apply not only for information about loved ones, but also for psychological help.
At the same time, some Novosibirsk began to speculate. According to them, the smell of burning was heard in the house a day ago. One of the residents felt it at all 12 minutes before the tragedy. Some also saw unknown people who tried to enter the entrance under the guise of emergency services.
The fire has now been extinguished. Rescuers continue to work and get out of the rubble of living people. Follow the FAN website for updates.