The governor of the Novosibirsk region Andrey Travnikov on the air of the Russia-24 TV channel said that the explosion in a residential building in Novosibirsk occurred due to a violation of the rules for operating gas equipment.
Travnikov said that the house had been supplied with gas from the moment of construction. He stated that the perpetrators of the explosion will be identified by the investigating authorities.
As Parlamentskaya Gazeta wrote, on February 9, the entrance to a five-story building in the Zaeltsovsky district of Novosibirsk collapsed as a result of an explosion. The house started a fire with an area of 300 square meters. The fire has now been extinguished. According to the latest data, four people became victims of the incident.
This is the second domestic gas explosion in a residential building in recent days. On the evening of February 7, in a five-story building in the city of Efremov, Tula Region, an explosion of domestic gas brought down an entire entrance. Eight people died as a result of the incident.
• A house is being investigated in Efremov after a gas explosion • Three victims of a gas explosion near Tula remain in the hospital