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    Six people died in a gas explosion and fire at a construction site in the northern Russian Republic of Komi, the Russian emergencies ministry said on Sunday.

    MOSCOW, February 10 (RIA Novosti) – Six people died in a gas explosion and fire at a construction site in the northern Russian Republic of Komi, the Russian emergencies ministry said on Sunday.

    The blast occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday in a building where construction workers lived.

    Firefighting teams rescued 13 people from the burning building.

    A total of 36 people and 12 vehicles were involved in the firefighting effort.

     

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