14 people were victims of an explosion and collapse of an apartment building in Novosibirsk on February 9, Governor Andrei Travnikov said. Earlier it was known about the death of 13 people. The head of the region did not specify the reason for the increase in the number of victims.
“14 people died, which is very unfortunate. Once again, condolences to all family and friends. At the same time, 14 people were rescued directly in the destruction zone. Dozens of people were evacuated,” Mr. Travnikov said at an operational meeting in the regional government (quoted from “RIA News”).
The explosion led to the complete collapse of one of the four entrances of a five-story building. Another entrance collapsed partially. The ICR opened a case under Part 3 of Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (provision of services that do not meet security requirements). The cause of the explosion was a gas leak.
About the arrest of the accused – in the material “Kommersant” “The house was provided with an explosive service.”