Video: Explosion on Kolomenskaya metro station in Moscow
After the explosion of the cylinder at the metro station the contractor suspended from work.
On YouTube it is posted a video, on which the explosion at the Kolomenskaya metro station in Moscow was filmed.
On Thursday morning, in the underground crosswalk at the Kolomenskaya metro station the gas cylinder exploded. Immediately after that the fire went off in the lobby. According to a source in the emergency services, seven people suffered, four of them are in the hospital. Previously, the ICR reported on the six victims, two of whom were taken to the hospital.
Video: the explosion on surveillance camera
No decay at the hall of the metro station, but the glass of shops, which are located near the station, was knocked out by the blast. After the incident the southern entrance was closed, while the station is operating normally.
Now, investigators are working on the site of an emergency. A source of RIA Novosti in the police said that the cause of the explosion is likely to become actions of the workers, who repaired the lobby.
"According to preliminary reports, the explosion occurred due to careless handling of gas cylinder while welding," - a spokesman said.
"We started to check the organization, it is currently suspended from carrying out work that it has performed in the subway. Upon the examination we will make a decision about the possibility of its further work on the repair of the metro station," - Head of the Moscow Metro Dmitry Pegov told reporters.
Last week the whole country celebrated a landmark date - 99 years since the day of the transport police formation. However, the North-West Internal Affairs Directorate on transport was upset. Recently, the department came in sight of public due to scandals: drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, public fights.