14:24 GMT23 September 2020
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    A gas explosion has rocked a 10-storey building in Yaroslavl, Russia, the Emergency Services said in a statement.

    One person died and three others were injured in the explosion that hit the residential building and an evacuation of the residents is underway, the emergency services said.

    "There was a gas explosion in an apartment on Batova Street, in building №5", the authority said.

    According to the statement, some parts of the building from the third to fifth floors have collapsed as a result of the blast.

    The circumstances of the explosion are being investigated.

    Photos and videos of the incident have emerged on social media platforms.

    In April, one person died after the partial collapse of a residential building in central Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region following a gas cylinder explosion.

    Prior to this, another blast in a five-storey residential house in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Moscow region, left three people dead and six injured.

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