Investigative Committee commented on the investigation of the explosion in Nizhny Novgorod

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, 26 Feb – RIA Novosti. Investigators are working at the site of an emergency in Nizhny Novgorod, where an extension to a house on Meshchersky Boulevard collapsed, it is too early to draw conclusions about the causes of the incident, the regional investigation department of the RF IC told RIA Novosti.

The message about the explosion of the “gas-air mixture” on the basement of the house on Meshchersky Boulevard, where the Samurai sushi bar is located, was received on Friday at 09.13. Three people were hospitalized. A total of 68 people were evacuated from the building. An emergency regime has been introduced on the territory of the Kanavinsky District. The reason for what happened is being established: initially, the Ministry of Emergency Situations announced an explosion of domestic gas, but later the head of the regional headquarters of the department, Valery Sinkov, announced that “the house is not gasified, so we have no reason to say that it is purely gas.”

Earlier, Telegram channels reported that the alleged cause of the explosion was a gas leak in the main pipeline passing next to the house. It is alleged that “the leak occurred a long time ago, the gas had accumulated in the basement and exploded this morning.”

“We are working at the scene of the incident, seizing all the necessary material evidence, on the basis of which we will appoint examinations and conduct research in order to establish the causes of the incident. It is too early to draw any conclusions,” the regional SUSK told the agency, commenting on the version of Telegram channels.

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PJSC Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Nizhny Novgorod also did not comment on the assumptions, saying that “something is going on throughout the city” and advising that all questions be addressed to investigators.

Earlier, the Deputy Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Dmitry Krasnov, during a meeting of the Emergency Situations Commission, said that representatives of the gas service were working at the scene, and that the house itself was not supplied with gas, but a gas pipeline was running nearby, measures were being taken to assess its condition.

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Regional SUSK opened a criminal case under the article “Provision of services that do not meet the requirements of the safety of life or health of consumers.”

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