In Kharkov, on Saturday, August 11, on the first floor of 9-storeyed apartment house there was an explosion followed by fire. This was announced by the assistant head of the Main Department of Public service on emergency situations Igor Lupandin, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
The explosion happened in the house on the street Tankopiya.
“Message received at 15:11, 16:21 the fire was extinguished. According to preliminary information, in the apartment on the ground floor there was an explosion of household gas with the subsequent burning. People at the time of the explosion in the apartment was not. The blast flew out the window, entrance door, interior doors and partitions damaged. Of the other apartments were rescued and evacuated 17 people, including children,” he said.
The fire area made 30 square meters on the first floor, the fire spread to the balcony of the apartment on the second floor and touched the adjoining room.
Now militiamen establish circumstances of explosion of household gas.
“According to residents of the house, the apartment in which the fire occurred, was rented. Now its owner is established. At the scene works investigative team. The issue of making information on this fact in the Unified register of pre-judicial investigations”, – stated in the message.
In addition, witnesses released a video of the first minutes after the explosion.