A gas explosion occurred in a five-story panel building in the Zaeltsovsky district of Novosibirsk, Governor Andrei Travnikov said on his Telegram channel. As a result of the incident, the whole entrance also collapsed.
According to the head of the region, the incident happened on Lineynaya Street. Travnikov also said that there were victims as a result of the gas explosion.
“I instructed my deputy Sergei Semka, the mayor of Novosibirsk, Anatoly Lokt, and the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the NSO, Viktor Orlov, to organize rescue work and first aid to the victims,” the governor of the Novosibirsk region wrote.
Eyewitnesses of the incident in social networks reported that a fire broke out at the site of the explosion. Rescuers and emergency services are working in the area of the incident.