Gas explosion in residential apartment near Moscow kills one: Report

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One person was killed and two more are under rubble after a gas explosion in a multi-story residential building in the city of Balashikha near Moscow, state-run RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the emergency services.

According to the Moscow regional governor Andrey Vorobyev, the blast occurred around 0820 Moscow time (0520 GMT).


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The third, fourth and fifth floors of the building collapsed and at least 10 apartments were damaged.

Photo and video footage circulating on social media show a nine-story residential building with several floors badly damaged and debris covering the lawn in front of the building.

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