An apartment building in Nizhnevartovsk partially collapsed as a result of an explosion, killing six people. The incident occurred at the address: Mira Street, 6A.
According to UGRA-NEWS with reference to the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, 15 residents of the house were injured. Ten of them are in the hospital with injuries of varying severity.
15 apartments and floors between the first, second and third floors of one of the entrances were damaged. After the explosion a fire started, its area reached 100 square meters. It has already been extinguished.
In total, 52 people were evacuated from the residential building, the rubble is cleared and the search for people continues. More than 160 people are involved in these works, according to the Ministry of Emergency Situations. The air temperature in the city is now minus 23 degrees.
Specialists are promptly inspecting the building for fear of the possibility of further collapses, said Vadim Tatarenkov, head of the city department for civil defense and emergency situations. The decision on the possible demolition of the house will be made after assessing its technical condition.
An emergency mode has been introduced in the city.
“I heard the cries of “dad” and someone else’s cries”
Vitaliy, a resident of Nizhnevartovsk, was in a neighboring house at the time of the explosion. He told Gazeta about the situation at the scene.
“Nothing about the reasons not known, services did not speak. There are a lot of people and cars of firefighters, rescuers, the National Guard and the police at the site of the emergency. The rubble is being cleared now,” he added.
The Investigative Committee of Nizhnevartovsk has already opened a criminal case on Part 3 of Article 109 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Causing death by negligence”). “It was established that on December 04, 2022, at about 18:00, there was a cotton in one of the apartments of the house 6 on the street. Peace of the city of Nizhnevartovsk and the subsequent partial collapse of the 2nd and 3rd floors in the 3rd entrance of the said house, ”the statement says. reported to TASS in emergency services, the cause of the explosion was the incorrect installation of the gas cylinder or a violation of safety regulations during its operation.
The prosecutor’s office is checking the actions of officials responsible for the maintenance and repair of the house.
Where will the tenants be resettled
Residents of the house where the explosion occurred will
be provided with apartments from the mobile fund. Now four buses are on duty at the site of the tragedy, inside which the victims can warm up and decide what to do next. A temporary stay center for victims for 56 places was set up on the basis of school No. 8.
“Accommodation on the basis of the eighth school for 56 people. All citizens will be provided with food, hot tea and accommodation. All other measures are being worked out in order to close all issues related to this emergency,” promised the mayor of the city Dmitry Kashchenko. It is located directly on the site of the emergency.
Yugra Governor Natalia Komarova flew out in Nizhnevartovsk.
The city launched a collection of assistance to the victims. You can bring humanitarian aid to the centralized warehouse on the basis of the MKU of Nizhnevartovsk “Department for Civil Defense and Emergencies” (Industrialnaya Street, 12).
, by phone +7 (3467) 397-777.