` US Citizen Working at US Embassy Hurt in Gas Explosion in Apartment House in Central Moscow ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – May 22 – A US woman was hurt after a household gas exploded at an eight-story apartment house in Kutuzovsky Prospect in central Moscow on Thursday.

She was taken to hospital by a helicopter, RIA Novosti reported.

The woman, aged 45-50, is a US citizen and she is working at the US Embassy, according to Viktor Biryukov, a representative of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

The woman has got “burns to up to 80 percent of her body,” ITAR-TASS quoted Moscow Deputy Mayor Aleksandr Gorbenko as saying.

The blast took place at the third floor of the building due to careless handling of household gas, according to an initial version.

TASS – RIA NOVOSTI – RT

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