Russia Apartment Building Collapses After Gas Explosion

MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion apparently caused by natural gas has heavily damaged a nine-story apartment building in southern Russia, leaving two people dead and 12 injured.

Rescue workers were searching through the rubble, and officials said at least 11 residents of the building are unaccounted for.

The explosion occurred Monday in Astrakhan, a city 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) southeast of Moscow.

 

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Posted on February 28, 2012, in Russia and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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