Nine killed in apartment blast in Ukraine

December 25th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Simferopol (Ukraine), Dec 25 (RIA Novosti) Nine people have been killed in an explosion in a building in southern Ukraine, UNIAN news agency reported Thursday.The powerful explosion, which is believed to have been caused by cooking gas, ripped through the five-storey apartment block Wednesday in a quiet suburb in the town of Yevpatoriya late Wednesday.

The spokesman said 20 people had been rescued from the building, adding: “Around 60-62 people could still be in the debris.”

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