The Ministry of Health of the Novosibirsk Region confirmed that a gas explosion in a five-story residential building in Novosibirsk on Thursday killed 12 people.
“Twelve died: on the morning of February 10, the bodies of two more women were found,” — stated in the telegram channel of the ministry. Another nine people were injured.
A gas explosion occurred on Thursday morning in a five-story panel building on Lineynaya Street in the Zaeltsovsky district of Novosibirsk. As a result, two entrances collapsed. 50 people were evacuated from the building, where a fire started after the explosion. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case, Part 3 of Art. 238 of the Criminal Code (“Provision of services that do not meet security requirements”).
Head of the RF IC Alexander Bastrykin brought the investigation under control. The security forces detained two people who introduced themselves as employees of Mezhregiongaz-service LLC. They performed maintenance work on gas stoves in several apartments.
On February 10, mourning was declared in the region.