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Increases the number of deaths in an explosion in Evpatoria

December 25 2008
21:26

Rescuers found the body of the twentieth killed in an explosion in a residential house in Evpatoria.

Earlier, Head of Press Service of the Crimean Command of Internal Troops of Ukraine reported that 19 people were found dead. Another 21 injured from the blast were rescued.

Under the rubble, according to various estimates, can be from 20 to 40 people.

Powerful blast in the five-storey building number 67 on the street in a residential area Nekrasov Evpatoria thundered on Wednesday about 22.00 local time (23.00 GMT).

The house has six entrances and 95 apartments. Cause of the tragedy, according to the first rescuers could be an explosion of household gas, but the Minister of Emergency Situations Volodymyr Shandra said the preliminary cause was an explosion of oxygen cylinders and acetylene wrote Pravda.ru.

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