In Volgograd from-for gas explosion collapsed part of a house
Part of the residential building collapsed in Volgograd, told RBC head of the press service of GU of EMERCOM of Russia in Volgograd region Dmitry Ulanov. According to preliminary data, there are dead and injured.
“About 13 hours, it was reported that University Avenue in a four-storey residential building collapsed structures,” said Ulanov. Ulanov added that to the scene sent to the emergency services and ambulance. The management of emergencies in the region have already deployed the interdepartmental operational headquarters. Ulanov added that “information on the causes of the accident to be confirmed.”
Area residents told RBC that the collapse was preceded by an explosion. “At 13:00 I heard a very loud explosion on a nearby street. Very scared by the huge size of the explosion, because the state of emergency in four stops away from us,” said a resident of Volgograd Angelica Romanova. “When the explosion occurred, it shook a little, even though I live two stops from the place of incident”, — told Pavel Konkin. “Went out for a smoke and a sudden and distinct cotton, although a 10-minute ride on the bus. It was an ordinary apartment building, a very passable place. Now there are police officers on the perimeter,” — said RBC Yury Melzow.
Source TASS in the MOE said that the cause of the collapse was an explosion of household gas. “A gas explosion occurred in a four-apartment house, when it worked gas service”, — said the Agency interlocutor. In the regional office of the Center for disaster medicine TASS reported that the explosion injured at least five people.
According to a source “Interfax”, in the collapse one person died and at least two people hospitalized. “Previously, the site of the explosion found the body of a tenant with no signs of life, two others are hospitalized with serious injuries. Other residents were provided medical aid on the spot”, — said the source.
In a statement on the website of the regional emergencies Ministry at the time of writing, the cause of the collapse was not provided. It says that the message about the incident at the house on University Avenue received 13:06 Tuesday, may 16.
The urban network is coordinated by who arrived at the scene of the collapse of the house head of administration of Volgograd Vitaly Likhachev, the circumstances of the incident are being specified, have informed RBC in the press service of the city administration.