A blast destroyed four apartments on the 8th and 9th floors. The explosion might have happened because of violations while exploitation of gas equipment. The residents said that after the blast they smelled gas.
According to the preliminary data, one woman died, seven rescued, two of which were hospitalized. Rescuers are searching possible missing under the rubble. Four more people might remain under debris.
140 people were evacuated from the building where the explosion took place. They were placed in local schools, provided with food and medical aid.