At least nine people were killed as a result of a building exploding in the village Tymovskoye in Russia’s Sakhalin, the regional governor Valery Limarenko says.
Photo: Valery Limarenko’s Telegram channel
Four victims were children. The search for one more resident of the building is ongoing. In total, 33 people lived in the building.
The local administration names “improper storage and use of gas cylinders” as preliminary cause.
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Medics, emergency workers, and volunteers are on the site; according to latest reports, there are 59 people and 13 units of equipment at the scene.