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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered an overhaul of regulations on the use of gas-fired appliances in apartment buildings, the press office of his deputy has said.

    "The Russian government has ordered authorities in charge of installation and use of gas-fired appliances to work out a set of measures to prevent accidents… The existing regulations will be promptly revised", the statement by Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko’s office reads.

    A gas explosion collapsed a section of a 10-storey building in the southern Urals city of Magnitogorsk on New Year’s Eve, killing 39 people and leaving hundreds homeless.

    On Monday, a less powerful blast hit an apartment building in the town of Shakhty in the Rostov region, killing one person. At least four others are reportedly missing.

    READ MORE: No Traces of Explosives Found at Building Collapse Site in Magnitogorsk

     

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