9 Killed in Ukraine Gas Blast

World | October 13, 2007, Saturday // 00:00
9 Killed in Ukraine Gas Blast Nine people have been killed and another twenty-one injured after an explosion tore through a block of flats in Dnipropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine. Photo by BGNES

Nine people have been confirmed killed and another twenty one injured after an explosion tore through a block of flats in Dnipropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine, ITAR-TASS reported.

Officials said a natural gas explosion was to blame for the blast, which happened at about 1100 (0800 GMT).

Reports say part of the block of flats was destroyed, and rubble cascaded into the street. The blast broke windows in neighbouring buildings.

Panicking residents were seen being evacuated from the parts of the building that remained standing.

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