2012 Astrakhan gas explosion

The 2012 Astrakhan gas explosion occurred on February 27, 2012 at an apartment building in the city of Astrakhan, Astrakhan Oblast, Russia. It was caused by a natural gas explosion. Anzhelika Barinova of Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry says another five people are missing after Monday's explosion in Astrakhan, 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) southeast of Moscow. The blast killed at least 10 people and injured 12.[2]

2012 Astrakhan gas explosion
Location of Astrakhan Oblast in Russia
Date27 February 2012
LocationAstrakhan, Astrakhan Oblast, Russia
Causegas explosion
Deaths10 [1]
Non-fatal injuries12

Explosion edit

A nine-story apartment block collapsed after a gas explosion. The rescuers battled to find up to 14 people still feared trapped under the rubble.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Gas Explosion Rescue Finished, 10 Dead". 29 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Deadly building collapse in Russia | Video". Reuters.com. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  3. ^ "9-Storey Building Collapses In Astrakhan". English Russia. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2012-02-28.

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