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    According to the authorities, in total, one person has been killed in the gas blast and seven people have been injured to date, with one person rescued from under the debris of the collapsed building so far.

    A gas explosion occurred in a 9-storey residential building in Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan in Russia, a preliminary total number of 7 apartments have crashed due to the blast, the Russian Emergency Ministry said Monday.

    According to the authorities, the explosion was registered by the rescuers at around 9 pm Moscow time on Monday, in a brick apartment house in the city. Six apartments on the seventh floor and one on the eighth floor have collapsed as a result of the explosion, according to the preliminary report.
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    The emergency services are evacuating the remaining residents of the house. The exact number of people who remain under the rubble is currently unknown.

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    A household gas leak is considered to be the main cause of the explosion.

    No open fire was reported in the affected building. Firemen and rescuers were working at the scene, the ministry added.

    According to the ministry, the partially collapsed building was built in 1974 and contains 50 apartments.


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