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Blast at pipeline leaves 107,000 without gas in Russia's Ingushetia

© RIA Novosti . Said Gutsiev / Go to the photo bankThe blast took place at the Stavropol-Tbilisi pipeline.
The blast took place at the Stavropol-Tbilisi pipeline. - Sputnik International
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Some 107,000 people were left without gas due to a blast which occurred at a gas pipeline in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia.

Some 107,000 people were left without gas due to a blast which occurred at a gas pipeline in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, a local emergencies ministry spokesman has said.

Earlier, he said some 230,000 of the 492,000 republic's residents were affected.

The blast took place at the Stavropol-Tbilisi pipeline. Repair work is reportedly underway and is expected to be concluded by Monday morning.

"All our emergencies services are involved in the work to mend the pipeline," a gas transportation official said.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, January 18 (RIA Novosti)

 

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