Three killed in Moscow building gas blast

Three people were killed and four others injured in a gas explosion and fire in a high-rise building in Moscow, the emergencies services said Saturday.

Updated: Apr 20, 2013, 13:12 PM IST

Moscow: Three people were killed and four others injured in a gas explosion and fire in a high-rise building in Moscow, the emergencies services said Saturday.

Three apartments were damaged following a gas explosion in an apartment on the building`s sixth floor Friday evening. The blast caused fire, and the blaze was extinguished early Saturday.

A total of 120 emergencies ministry officers and 17 units of special machinery were working on the site.

The residents of the building in Shirokaya Street were evacuated and temporarily accommodated in a nearby school.

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