Gas blast hits residential building in Russia, killing two

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MOSCOW, March 30 (Xinhua) — Two people were killed in a household gas explosion that destroyed seven apartments in a nine-story residential building in the city of Zelenodolsk in Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan on Monday night.

An 86-year-old man was found dead at the scene and an elderly woman died in the hospital after suffering serious injuries. Four remained hospitalized, local media reported, citing the regional health ministry.

A total of 94 residents have been evacuated from the building. Rescuers are clearing the debris. Preliminary information showed the accident was possibly caused by a gas leakage. Enditem

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