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    Обрушение жилого дома в Ижевске

    Nine Floors Collapse in Residential Building in Russia's Izhevsk (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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    A household gas explosion has been named as the preliminary reason for the incident.

    Nine floors have collapsed in a residential buildings in Russia's Izhevsk leaving several people injured, according to the Emergencies Ministry.

    "As of 19:00 Moscow Time, three died, three were injured," a spokesman for the regional department of Russia's Emergencies Ministry said at a conference call.

    According to preliminary information, a household gas explosion has been named as the reason for the incident in Izhevsk.

    While many people are believed to be under the rubble, two of them have already been rescued, according to an Emergencies Ministry representative.

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