An explosion occurred in a multi-storey building in the Volga region in the Nizhny Novgorod region on the evening of Thursday, October 25. How reports NewsNN, citing a source in the emergency services, information about the incident was received by rescuers at about 19:20 Moscow time.
The incident occurred in a multi-storey building on Pirogov Street. According to eyewitnesses, an explosion occurred in the building, followed by a fire. After 20 minutes, the fire was extinguished in an area of 20 sq.m. According to the publication, the preliminary cause was the cotton of the gas-air mixture.
As a result of the incident, a man was injured and was hospitalized in intensive care. confirmed in the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Nizhny Novgorod region. 20 people were taken out of the building, including two children.
The circumstances of the incident are being clarified. Emergency Situations Ministry investigators are working at the scene to determine the cause of the fire.