Gas cylinder explodes near Kerch college

Gas cylinder explodes near Kerch college

13 people have been evacuated from the building.

There has been an explosion of gas-air mixture in a building near the Polytechnic College in Kerch; a woman was injured, RBC was told in the press service of the Crimea Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The report said that the incident occurred on the first floor of a two-story building, where the local religious organization Good News was located, on Voikova Street, 1-A. The Emergencies Ministry said that the explosion caused a fire, but nothing has been damaged.

13 people were evacuated from the building. The fire area was 6 square meters. The injured woman was placed in Kerch city hospital №1.

The spokesperson for the Kerch Emergencies Ministry told Tass that gas cylinders were being replaced in the building, and one of them got dropped, according to preliminary information. The fall broke the valve and provoked a leak.

Last week, a fourth-year student at the Polytechnic College started a shooting and detonated a bomb, killing 21 and injuring 73.

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