5 dead, 6 injured in gas explosion at apartment building

Nov. 11, 2013 at 10:53 AM

MOSCOW, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A gas explosion at an apartment building outside of Moscow Monday left five people dead and injured six others, police said.

The explosion occurred inside a nine-story apartment building in the village of Sergiev Posad, RIA Novosti reported.

Police said it was caused by a gas leak.

Eight apartments on the building's top two floors were completely destroyed and some apartments on the seventh floor were damaged, the Emergencies Ministry said. A total of 350 people were inside the building at the time of the explosion.

Police said they were searching the building Monday to make sure no one remained trapped inside.

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