4 more found dead under rubbles in Kazakh city of Zhanaozen

4 more found dead under rubbles in Kazakh city of Zhanaozen

Baku, April 17, AZERTAC

Four people were found alive and pulled out from under the rubbles after the gas cylinder explosion in the Kazakh city of Zhanaozen, Kazinform cites the Emergency Situations Ministry of Kazakhstan.

Bodies of four more were pulled out from the debris of the collapsed apartment building. Six people were rushed to the hospital so far.

Some 350 people, 40 units of equipment are involved in rescue efforts.

As earlier reported, at least 11 people were injured as a gas cylinder blasted in Zhanaozen. The accident occurred at 05:00 a.m. Astana time in a two-section apartment building. One of the sections collapsed. The total area of the building is 600 square meters. The circumstances and the probable cause of the explosion are being determined.

A man was killed in the gas blast. Six people were recovered alive. 12 people, including eight kids were hospitalized.

The emergency response centre was set up there.



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