Rescuers found third dead body at the site of household gas blast in Yaroslavl

Baku, August 22, AZERTAC 

Rescuers found the third dead body under the rubble at the site of the collapse of a residential building in Yaroslavl, where a gas explosion occurred, a spokesperson with the regional government told TASS.

"Rescuers recovered a body from under the rubble. Presumably, this is a child," the source said.

Earlier rescuers found a woman under the rubble on the second floor.

The regional department of the Emergency Situations Ministry reported that one woman died as a result of the explosion, four were injured.

Talking to TASS, head of the regional department Oleg Bocharov confirmed that three dead bodies had been recovered from the debris.

The household gas explosion on Friday evening sent structures from the sixth to the ground floors collapsing. According to a source in the law enforcement agencies, the blast might have been caused by a gas leak. A criminal case was opened on charges of rendering services not meeting safety requirements.

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