The number of hospitalized as the result of a gas explosion in Kazan increased to two

After the explosion of liquefied gas in the ground gas storage facility, two people with burns were admitted to the Republican clinical hospital of Ministry of health of Tatarstan. About this media said the representative office.

Earlier, the Ministry was informed about the one hospitalized. Emergency services of the city reported one dead and three injured.

According to the press service of the emergencies Ministry, the explosion and fire occurred on the territory of the gas station, OOO “Gazprom liquefied gas” for stationary terrestrial object with a capacity of 100 cubic meters. Fire assigned to the fourth number of complexity. Currently there is a threat of distribution of fire on adjacent tanks with gas, they are cooled. On scene are two fire trains. In fire extinguishing take part 138 of personnel involved 48 units of special equipment, reports TASS.

As noted, the Kazan cluster base is located outside of residential development, therefore human settlements is not threatened.

In fact the incident a criminal case under article №217 of the Criminal code of Russian Federation (“Infringement of safety rules on explosive objects”).