Gas explosion in residential building in south Russia injures at least eight, fatalities feared

11:20, 21 December 2015
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A gas explosion has ripped through an apartment block and set it ablaze in the southern Russian city of Volgograd on Sunday, according to Ukraine Today.

At least eight people have been injured and there are fears that some others may have died, Ukraine Today reported.

The Russian Investigative Committee, which reports directly to President Vladimir Putin, said around 150 people lived in the section of the nine-storied house.

In one of the biggest such incidents in Russia, 58 people died in March 2004 in Northern city of Arkhangelsk.

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