The death toll in the gas explosion in an apartment building in Volgograd has increased to four

The body of the fourth victim retrieved by rescuers from the rubble of a residential four-storey house in the Soviet district of Volgograd, partially destroyed by a gas explosion on may 16. On Wednesday, may 17, reports “Interfax”.

“From the rubble of a cured body of the girl born in 1990. Thus, the number of victims has risen to four,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

Previously reported three dead and 14 injured.

On may 17 it was reported that from-under house blockages were retrieved the body of a woman born in 1931.

Explosion of household gas in an apartment house on University Avenue in Volgograd occurred on Tuesday afternoon, may 16. In the result of emergency collapsed the entrance, destroyed, according to the revised data, were 12 apartments.

The Governor of the Volgograd region Andrey Bocharov, the TV channel “Russia 24” stated that the explosion occurred due to damage to gas pipe work, trying to illegally connect to the conduit.

Management of the TFR in the region reported that the blast case had been detained three persons.”Investigators arrested the owner of the pavilion and his father, which commissioned the work was carried out, and also a person employed on a free ad placed on one of the popular sites for these projects”, — said in a statement.

In fact the incident TFR opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 238 of the criminal code “the Execution of works or rendering services not meeting safety requirements”.