Two or three people may still remain trapped under the debris following what is presumed to have been a gas explosion at a nine-storey residential building in Kyiv's Pozniaky area on Sunday morning.
"The information has not been updated, that is, three dead and at least two or three missing under the wreckage. The search and rescue operation wend almost throughout the night," TSN journalist Serhiy Morhun said, reporting from the scene.
Rescuers suspended work only when there was a threat of a wall collapse. Now they are reinforcing the wall.
As UNIAN reported, several apartments in a nine-storey apartment block at 1/5 Solomii Krushelnytskoi Street in Kyiv's Darnytsky district were damaged by an explosion at about 10:00 local time on Sunday, June 21. The blast destroyed multiple apartments.
Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko says two theories are being examined – the explosion of gas or an improvised device.
Взрыв газа в квартире на проспекте Григоренко в Киеве https://t.co/CH1wzruqs7— Loreen_Kr ️️🌅 (@Loreen1_12) June 21, 2020
More than 100 people had resided in the part of the building that has been destroyed in the blast, he said. Tents have been set up to temporarily host the affected residents. Some have been accommodated in a boarding school nearby.
Прямо сейчас произошёл взрыв газа в Киеве на проспекте Григоренко.— Соцпортал (@Socportal) June 21, 2020
Повреждено несколько этажей. Информация о количестве пострадавших и обстоятельствах происшествия уточняется.
На место срочно выехали все службы. #чп#взрыв#киевpic.twitter.com/9oKX3X2PXJ