Two Killed in High-Rise Gas Explosion in Moscow Region, Russian Investigative Committee Confirms

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The structures of three floors have collapsed in a gas explosion in a nine-storey residential building in Noginsk, Moscow Region, several people were injured, the emergency services told Sputnik.
Two people were killed and five others injured in the gas explosion in the Moscow region's town of Noginsk, deputy head of the regional department of the Russian Investigative Committee said on 8 September.
Over 170 residents of the nine-storey residential building were evacuated after the blast, which led to the collapse of the second and the third floors.
The emergency services earlier told Sputnik that the structures of three floors have collapsed in a gas explosion in a nine-storey residential building in Noginsk.
"Preliminarily, the second, third floors of the building and partially the fourth floor collapsed. Some people were injured. The information was received at 6:55 a.m.", a spokesman said.
The emergency services are clearing away the rubble. Two children and one woman have reportedly been saved. Media outlets suggest there may still be people under the rubble.
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