Death toll in Crimea building blast reaches 24

Death toll in Crimea building blast reaches 24
# 26 December 2008 08:22 (UTC +04:00)
Crimea – APA. Two more bodies have been pulled from the debris of the five-storeyed building blasted in Yevpatoriya resort of Crimea. So, the death toll has reached 24. APA reports that 21 people were rescued. It is supposed that there are still alive people under the debris. Rescue operations are underway. Mourning has been declared in Ukraine in connection with the accident occurred in Yevpatoriya.

The version of gas leak was not proved. Burning of oxygen container in the cell supposedly caused the blast. The blast destroyed 40 apartments of the five-storeyed building in Yevpatoriya.
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