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Gas explosion in Ashgabat


July 16 at about 7.20 am in Ashgabat in a four-storey residential building at 10 microdistrict 1st passage to them. A.Niyazov house 12 building 2 there was an explosion of domestic gas.

Our correspondent was commented on by Lieutenant Colonel Merdan Shamyradovich Annagurdov, Directorate of the Main Civil Defense and Rescue Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan:

- The gas clap occurred on the fourth floor, presumably due to leakage or operational disruption. Emergency services responded promptly to the signal of the incident and carried out timely activities to assist the victims. The explosion damaged the partition between the two adjacent apartments and the overlap between the floors of one entrance. There is no significant damage and debris. During the rescue operation, 7 people were found, two received burns of varying degrees of difficulty, the remaining bruises and injuries, no dead. All victims were sent to specialized medical centers. In fact, a comprehensive audit is being conducted, said a representative of the civil defense department.

The fire brigades, civil defense and ambulance teams work at the scene.

The municipal services and the khyakimlik are taking measures to clean and restore the living quarters. At the request of the victims will be assisted in the restoration of housing or the provision of new permanent housing.

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