#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – Nov.17 – Around 600 people have been evacuated from burning apartment buildings in the centre of Moscow following a series of gas explosions, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has said Tass reported early morning.
‘The accident was caused by a jump in gas pressure ‘
The fires began due to jumps in the gas pressure, according to ministry spokesman Mikhail Gefenider.
The blazes were reported in several buildings at 6:57 p.m. in the Presnenskiy region of Moscow, located in the western part of the city centre.
“According to updated information the fire took place in the 13 buildings, affecting 18 separate apartments,” Gefenider said.
“The total area of the fire was 190 square meters. Fire-fighters rescued 12 people and seven people requested psychological assistance.”
RT – TASS – AFP – AP