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    The reason for explosion in a residential house in the Russian city of Ivanovo is a gas leak, Russian Investigation Committee said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, an explosion hit a residential building in Ivanovo, causing its partial destruction on the total area of over 100 square yards. As the result of the explosion, six people including a 4-year-old child were killed, seven more injured and 15 evacuated, according to the emergencies service.

    "Preliminary analysis of the situation and primary investigative activities currently give basis to consider a gas leak as the main version," the statement of the Committee said.

    According to the local emergencies service, the search and rescue operation, involving over 350 rescuers, has been finished.


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