The ministry said six other people were hospitalized with injuries after Tuesday’s explosion. Gas explosions occur frequently in Russia, usually linked to poor maintenance and the neglect of safety rules.
1 dead in gas explosion in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say one person has been killed by a natural gas explosion at an apartment building in the country’s southwest. The Emergencies Ministry said the victim’s body was found under the debris of the four-story apartment building in Yakovlevo near the city of Belgorod.